Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Aurora Borealis

we stood together
almost silently
with mutual awe
for the celestial

pointing with
guiding words
of wonder as
the glowing curtain
danced and skipped
in the northern sky

like a nervous ghost
its translucent
evening gown
tucked and furled
in the folds of
the wind

we stood together
straining to see
the mystery
of us

for my son Nathan


  1. It's almost inevitable - we ponder the heavens - and then marvel at the mystery that is mankind. Nice one, Jerry.

  2. Very nice indeed! - nervous ghost- great image!

  3. beautiful and a beautiful vision to behold...your son will never forget the moments together in awe....bkm

  4. and hopefully it is a mystery that you plumb for years to come...

  5. ..the translucent evening beautifully described jerry - and a precious moment with your son - did you read the poem to him..?

  6. There is nothing like the northern lights...they transport you. You captured their essence brilliantly, Jerry.

  7. Amazing description in the third stanza that struck me—nervous ghost attending a ball—what a way to look at it! Though even better to share it with your son :) Great One Shot, Jerry!

  8. Hats off Jerry..this one is an outstanding beauty!
    i must say i am impressed with your bio too..sounds like you are a real human being with a very kind heart.cheers to you and Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family..:)

  9. You've shared a wonderful moment not only with your son but with us all. Delightful One Shot, Jerry!

  10. Brilliant descriptions of an amazing phenomenom and your reflections on the wonder of us.

    My one shot:

  11. And there is always much beauty to behold

    Remarkable piece Jerry

    Please stay safe as I know the winter has hit you folks hard

    We appreciate your being part of us; like family we are glad you are here even during this busy time

    Happiest of holidays for your family

    Moonie smiles

  12. It is fair to say that the seeing of those dancing lights if you can let them lead you at the least learn a bit more about yourself and them who dance with you.


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