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Vapors of emerald and jade ribbon the hauntingly beautiful sky,
and I sat in wonder, transfixed, mesmerized
For me, it moved, more like danced
to a melody that only the heavens could hear
For it moved me, danced into my soul
with a melody that only my heart could hear

I imagine it laughing, humming, just being alive—
brilliant as it only knows how
I see it celebrating life, loving it
Wisps, streaks, bands, of love and of light
a genius embracing, swirling the unknown vastness 
I feel that there was eclectic music playing,
finding it impossible that there would be none.
I have looked into it, but I don’t think I can ever fully grasp it,
of how it is about the ions of the Sun, magnetism and the air
of colliding and bursting into light,
glowing into this curtain of inspiring awe and Color....

Heaven's jewels of amethyst, emerald, sapphire and ruby
—liquefied, vaporized
Raining, swaying, gyrating in that blessed Infinite onyx Sky

It amazes me, just plain ‘ol stumps me
of how something that I have seen only on paper, on the screen
has fascinated me, touching me this deeply 
without actually ever witnessing it in person.
It speaks beyond the image and the pixels, 
inexplicably reaching something within me, beyond me, 
staying with me even after time has crawled past

It does so by simply being what it is, and of what it has shown me:

An inspiration, a friend, 
a well, a window, hmmm, make that a fascinating door  to things unperceived
A radiant light with soul. 

I see it as a pondering poet with his captivating words and thought,
a feeling artist who chose to paint with vivid lights and energy,
a loving father experimenting with his children about ink and water.

I may not fully understand the Northern Light, it is an enigma
how it moves, how it glows
if there is even a sound that goes with it, or if there is only silence.

Is it crazy how I’ve always wanted to write about this radiance, 
but never found the right words?
I struggle with elucidating it, even now, but I currently try to reflect that glow 
Might be a mediocre attempt, but still from my heart.

I have seen how this brilliance
has touched other people in different ways and magnitudes,
and the emotion rising from within me 
is heartfelt gratefulness,
that I was blessed enough to feel it, 
to catch glimpses of it even for a fleeting while.
No, not in Whitehorse, but only through filters of screen and virtual paper...
But I cherish this beautiful Light with a Soul, 
and I know, I feel that I will alwyas, always do.


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  1. Date: 7/29/2013 1:42:00 PM
    great poem Curious as to why you named it "Always" but that's good for the mystery I think a good poem has. No complaints, your style makes a lot of verbs work as well as a lot of adjectives and the grouping the nouns powerfully together. I hope this is what you want to read. It's true.

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 5:54:00 PM
    It has always been so to the free heart and welcoming soul. Thank You Binibining

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 9:36:00 AM
    You might say you don't understand it and yet you bring it to life so so many of us with your words. I really got lost in this beauty today. Hope your Friday has been a great one Missy ;) have a fabulous weekend! *mwahugs*

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 6:37:00 PM
    OMY>>>!!! You say (and I quote) " Is it crazy how I’ve always wanted to write about this radiance, but never found the right words? ".....and then you call these words mediocre???? Oh my sweet girl......are you nuts?!! Thinking you haven't been able to express the beauty??? If only you could crawl outside your own skin, and read this as another poet reads will see the beauty in your own wonder, in your own description, enough that one sees through your eyes the beauty you behold!! Lovely lovely lovely!!

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Luminosity sparks within your words a special energy and vibrancy that I enjoyed. Never so well expressed. Nikko you've reached beyond the ordinary leaving me in awe. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/19/2013 11:59:00 PM
    amazing imagery and the figurative languages used here! God bless you---Elai

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:40:00 PM
    Magnificent poetic imagery. I was captivated and immersed into this exceptional poem from the beginning to the end. Brilliant

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 3:21:00 PM
    A real creation of beauty Nikko. The physical nature passes great feelings. 'Poetry is beauty and beauty is endless, therefore, poetry is endlessly beautiful.' Thanks for sharing gorgeous poetry. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 3:29:00 PM
    amazing poetry nikko, spell bound till the very end,,,,

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 10:53:00 PM
    Hi, NIkko thanks for your comments on my two poems today. Yes, I hated WA state. I don't know what was more depressing. My dad's mental illness or the rain all the time. Again, this poem is beautiful. Was able to study it over better this time. It's no wonder you are called Rae!!

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 2:01:00 AM
    This beautiful northern light..Maybe im getting the wrong message but its as if im feeling you describing the light from least that is the feeling you gave me here..a bit of heaven"s passage..labyrinth..tunnel..Just a beautiful feeling here.

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 4:49:00 PM
    Hi Nikko, stopping by to say hi, and hope you have a nice and wonderful mothers day... with all the people you love... always~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 6:57:00 AM
    I think you did an excellent job at capturing this brilliant spectacle on paper, should visit them in person.

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 9:02:00 AM
    Sweet friend, I really want to study this one out. I have to get to church now. So I will come back when I am able. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 12:38:00 PM
    - Everything that comes from a good heart, it will be beautiful! - A quality poem what else can I say, it's lovely, thoughtful and very, very well written! - "enn pee", wishing you a beautiful spring and a restful weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)