Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Northern Lights



Sun awakens from a distant slumber
magnetic  fury, eruptions of solar flares
northern hemisphere behold the wonder

charcoal canvas , black sable brushes
revealing sweeping snow white vistas
starlit night, vibrations, cold air rushes

luminous show, pulsating rhythm ignites
midnight hues, blue, green, purple & red
aurora, heavenly veils, wondrous lights

northern sky, flickers messages of hope
narrow passageway, meadow of dreams
dancing spirits, expanding mystic scope

shadowy figures, lost souls sacred ground
chanting songs, escaping endless darkness
gathering in a violet mist heaven bound

halo's thunder, giant hoops of yellow gold
dust & diamonds, white hurricane swirls
pearly lanterns,  pure beauty to behold

cold winter night what will be their plight
emerald gateway, leading warrior's home
departed souls lingering,  freedom's flight

threshold, everlasting peace, majestic sky
flashing pictures,  memories of  earthly life
departed  loved ones  gently wave good-bye

posted for dVerse ..


44 comments:

  1. i would love to see this in real life...you capture a bit of the magic in this...i like the imagery...as well as the movement in it...thank you...smiles.

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    1. I too would love to see them in real life..I've only seen pictures and have heard of the magic they hold..some say they make a humming sound.

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  2. We have so much to learn from nature. Very nicely correlated departing souls with northern lights.

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    1. Thank you..sort of mystical and some cultures do believe the lights guide souls to the upper world.

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  3. I have never seen the Northern Lights. I loved all of the descriptions within your poem. Very well thought out!

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    1. Thanks Mary, I dream of seeing these lights some day...

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  4. You capture it well! Like Brian, I love all the imagery (including just the sheer number of different color images) and the movement.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and your kind words.

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  5. You so well captured the image of Northern lights... I wish I could see them through my own eyes. :-)
    The idea that this is a spectacular show, a pathway for the souls to reach their final abode... very interesting and well thought. The lights do hold a spiritualistic and ethereal significance.
    -HA

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    1. I think we are all in agreement that we would enjoy seeing these
      lights first hand. I imagine it to be a spectacular show.

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  6. Great imagery Truedessa! The Northern lights somehow creates an aura of mystery but relates to the realities of souls departing. Nicely!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank,

      An aura of mystery for sure as we try to understand it's significance in the universe.

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  7. Have you ever seen them, Truedessa? You describe them so well. Something I definitely want to do before I grow too old: chase them somewhere over a fjord in Norway.

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    1. I have not seen them with my own eyes..I just wrote about the way they make me feel and the wonderment of the light show.

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  8. Oh my! Such beautifully captured imagery! I have only seen the northern lights once, on a cold winter's night from a mountain in northern VT.Breathtaking! I love how you alluded to them as lingering spirits of departed souls. Just beautiful.

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    1. Ginny,

      I hope to catch a glimpse of them someday..thank you for your lovely comment.

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  9. really felt the power and strength in your words today

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  10. Captured it great
    Would be a fine fate
    To sit beneath them and look up
    With something warm in ones cup
    Maybe even on a ship
    Somewhere along a certain trip lol

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    1. Would be great to gaze
      I'm sure it would amaze
      maybe, on a ship indeed
      as a thought takes seed

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  11. What a spectacular sight, described with all the awe and mystery of the event itself. I love the "sacred ground, chanting songs" and "leading warriors home". Very poignant , your closing line: "departed loved ones gently wave goodbye". A beautiful poem.

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    1. Hi Sherry,

      Thanks so much for coming over for a read..nice to hear from you!

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  12. Beautiful description of such a breath-taking event. Something we see so rarely where I live.

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    1. Thank you Victoria..hope to truly see it some day.

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  13. I have seen the Northern light.. Up far north of the Arctic Circle.. it can be an amazing show.. and it's easy to get caught up in all the meaning it can be.. love that you started scientifically and progressed to the more metaphysical...

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    1. Bjorn, how wonderful that you have actual experienced this phenomenon.

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  14. What a shot. I wish I could see the northern lights in person. I have only heard how stunning they are.

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    1. I agree that is a great capture of those amazing lights dancing...

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  15. Beautiful imagery! Were that I could see that in person. Thanks for the inspiration ~peace, Jason

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    1. Thank you Jason...peace to you as well..

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  16. You've described this natural phenomenon in such a way that I would love to see it in person. Fantastic imagery.

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    1. Hello,

      Thanks for visiting and the wonderful comment..it is always appreciated.

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  17. what true beauty here
    the lights
    and your words

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  18. I too wish I can see it some day ~ You have captured it beautifully in your words ~ Stunning I say ~ Wishing you all the best ~

    Grace

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    1. Thank you Grace..who knows maybe some day it will be seen..

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  19. I've never been lucky enough to experience the Northern Lights myself, Truedessa, but you took me there with this. Wonderful crafting of images, both visual and spiritual. Thank you.
    And Merry Christmas to you, and yours. I also want to thank you for your support of my solo efforts here, as well as my Collaborative work as part of OneVoice Poetry. You've been incredibly generous. x.Vivienne.xxxxxx

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    1. Thank you for your visit and lovely comment.

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  20. I can see them through your words… so beautiful!

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    1. Jerry,

      Thank you so much this was a pleasant surprise!

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  22. Wow....you truly inspire me with your words......beautiful!

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    1. thank you so glad I could inspire..

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