Northern Lights


Charged particles paint the sky

Shimmering in blues and greens

Likes ancient spirits sent to dance

And energize the starlit scene


A spinning iron heart pushes back

Against what the sun can hurl

Photons forged in fusion

Flung at our fragile world


With child-like eyes we peer

As ghostly colors fly by

And watch as the Great Artist

Composes the wonder in our eyes


Rare is the beauty to be seen

Within those cold artic nights

Where science melds with magic

In the aurora of Northern Lights


25 Responses to “Northern Lights”
  1. beth says:

    i would love, love to see them in person, i imagine it to be an awe-inspiring experience. thank you for painting the picture so well with your words.

  2. Science does seemingly merge with magic, for sure…lovely work my friend!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    Now I’m jealous… this is on my bucketlist for sure! I get goosebumps just thinking about it.

    I’m glad you got to witness such an amazing spectacle, though. Gosh, I’m so obsessed with our sky!

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I’d love to see these in person some day; what a wonderful tribute you have written to their beauty…

  5. Those lights are surely something one needs to see in person. You are able to make people crave that experience.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    Beautiful writing Brad. I would consider it a blessing to see what you have described so lovely in your poem. Hugs 🤗 Jonikins ❤️

  7. petespringerauthor says:

    I saw them once as a small child, but I don’t think I appreciated their beauty at the time. I want a second chance to see them again as an adult.

  8. How beautiful! Your poem is so expressive! I have never seen the northern lights except in photos and videos, but I did enjoy reading about them! ❤

    My father told of a time in his childhood went the northern lights were seen as far south as Wheeling, West VA. People were kneeling in the streets and praying because they thought it was the end of time!

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