Fay Slimm.






Shallow drapes of soft-lit cirrus
billowed and barred like wind in silk hems

vertically swaying.

Glimpses of cracks in blackness
grew into Gods dancing at whim with satin

streamers waving.


The greenish-white curves
in pre-dawn sky were at once unnerving

and yet exciting.

Northern Lights in a modest
display made the heart leap when lit darts

queue to start colliding.


Firmament turbulence produces
flourescence which leaves viewers gasping

with plans to come back

again and again




  • Neville

    this is so good.. it lit up my day...

    I went to Iceland specifically to tick the aurora borealis off my bucket list... missed them by about ten minutes...

    • Fay Slimm.

      What a sad disappointment to have gone all that way and missed the show by minutes - - so glad my few words brought at least a bit of light to your day Nev. - - we can dream though eh -- as I did when I wrote it........x

    • Accidental Poet

      Fay you certainly lit up the page with this write. Beautiful.

      • Fay Slimm.

        How kind of you to say so my friend - thank you so much for this lovely comment on my few words.

      • orchidee

        Good write Fay. I too went to Iceland, but didn't get the right end of the stick. They said 'We have no aurora here; it's a supermarket!' Doh!

        • Fay Slimm.

          You were in a fix then my friend.......... so pleased you enjoyed the read about the glorious aurora.

        • Suresh

          Your imaginative write has been my desire for a long time. Your title is though extremely apt, as what makes our heart leap, is a sinister dance of turbulent particles.
          Wonderful image and words in accompaniment.

          • Fay Slimm.

            Yes I agree Suresh - the dance so fervent and wild must surely make all hearts race who are there to view the sinister scene. I too should love to view this colourful performance yet once would hardly be enough.

          • Michael Edwards

            Fills the page with joy - super write Fay.

            • Fay Slimm.

              You chose a right word to describe the experience of seeing the sky dance with vibration - - - what a sight the aurora must be to those able to watch it's performance........ thanks Michael for your lovely comment.

            • The Uneducated O.A.P

              Thanks Fay, feeling a bit down today, you brought a little brightness into my day. Bill

              • Fay Slimm.

                Am humbly happy to know my words painted you a brighter day Bill..... colours are potent in themselves but the aurora is such a mystic performance and so pleased you felt its power in the read.

              • Goldfinch60

                Wonderful write Fay, you took me there and I saw that wondrous sight. Thank you.


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