Light Pillars Dance . . .

Photo Above: Β© Ryan Clone.

~~ the quindecim ~~

by tkbrown
As cold temperatures blanket the earth
and folk stay inside to avoid its dearth,
as the night settles in cold, clear, and calm
lights begin dancing, create visual balm
teasing the atmosphere--"Come out and play,"
the majestic phenomenon might say.
Hexagonal ice crystals stacking high,
shining Northern Lights right up to the sky.
A scene not seen in the lower forty-eight
'cause negative temps stay north of the "gate"
'til heaven breaks in frigid explosion
midst sudden calm--active implosion.
Ice crystals dance, reward the human eye
as he--braving elements--views the sky
to scan ballet performances up high.

Northern Light beauty not commonly seen
south of the tundra where cold visions keen.
Icy plies frolic midst calm in the sky--
geometric shapes from pillars on high
as those--willing to brave the elements--
seeing beauty, breathing the crisp, cold scents
gaze upward, inhale, absorbing the calm
oozing forth, emitting, scripting a psalm,
embracing the soul, mesmerizing view
ensconcing lights in the angelic hue
of majestic pillars' parallel stance
in vertical rhythm span the expanse.
As the night lights create unusual scenes
across the frigid night, coursing through veins
giving life to darkness, shining again.


Photo Above: Β© by Ryan Clone.

Source: Van Dam, Derek. CNN Meteorologist. (10 February 2021). Light pillars dazzle in the cold, northern US sky. CNN. msn: weather. (11 February 2021). Light pillars dazzle in the cold, northern US sky (


By tkbrown

I believe family is a gift from God and should be treated as such. I love writing with a broad array of intent and purpose. I have written poetry virtually all my life, and much nonfiction in academia. My expanded efforts in all areas have finally taken off in retirement. I have much to accomplish now that I have the time. Other hobbies are painting, researching ancestry and myriad topics for my writing, knitting, crocheting, cooking -- always trying new recipes and always cooking for my health. I have many other hobbies, but these seem to dominate most of my time. Oh, did I mention I am the mother of three grown children and grandmother of seven. I have been blessed immensely and am the happier for it.


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely words and thoughts!!… πŸ™‚

    Until we meet again..
    May the love that you give
    Always return to you,
    That family and friends are many
    And always remain true,
    May your mind only know peace
    No suffering or strife,
    May your spirit only know love and happiness
    On your journey through life.
    (Larry β€œDutch” Woller)

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