Have you seen the Northern Lights?
When our Earth laughs with the Sun
Just before they go to bed?
A waterfall of fractured light like
The wager of dawn’s cloak of On-fire Blue
Like the amethyst green in the yawn of heaven?
They rollick in unbridled bliss the stuff of fables
Snowing light across billowing shell of Night’s
Cold bluster a half-shade above my delight
Alongside warmth of cautious pleasure
While waiting for nothing but another
Afore unknown color traps my eyes my brain
The universe of my own cortex of synapse
Color that does not exist but in thought alone –
I have witnessed a charge of genius
Whose virtue is not without art!
© K. James Ribble