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under the light of the aurora borealis by Bast
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under the light of the aurora borealis

By Bast

we padded into the night
leaving our heavy booted trail
into the wild forests of winter
where snow drifted heavy
like sleep in the eyes of children

came to a clearing
snow floating
heavenly cool dreams
of quiet grace
and beauty untouched

softly
my hand presses into yours
i turn to you
our lips touch
a taste of warmth
of life
and all around us
in the icy night
the watercolor
petals
unfold

in the silence
in the stillness
it is easy to believe
the sky blooms
for only us

the stars
are snowflakes
frozen in time
we, too
are frozen
in this moment
are hushed
not daring to break the spell
woven all around us

nature
in a moment of benevolence
has given to us
a miracle
something
magical

we hold each other close
and we marvel

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Copyright 2003 ~Bast~
Published on Saturday, August 23, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • keyper On Thursday, April 5, 2012, keyper (42)By person wrote:

    i have same feelings like when i heard this song, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pskMFGejxSc&sns=fb

  • Kinkypoptart On Friday, May 6, 2005, Kinkypoptart (598)By person wrote:

    Nothing more beautiful than the Northern Lights... fortunately I have the advantage of being able to lay in my backyard and watch them in the fall. Great write ~*~TarT~*~

  • A former member wrote: this makes me want to go to a silent mountain area up north and watch the Aurora Borealis for hours. I love strange natural beauty and phenomena. I love this poem about it too. :)

  • shadowsinthelight On Sunday, August 24, 2003, shadowsinthelight (170)By person wrote:

    Mmmm, you're good. S.

  • worm On Sunday, August 24, 2003, worm (123)By person wrote:

    a real nice voice in this piece! well written and captivating... nicely done! worm

  • Six-Out On Sunday, August 24, 2003, Six-Out (1513)By person wrote:

    *sigh* Damn you kitty, this made me sigh.

  • A former member wrote: this is absolutely gorgeous. love and beauty combined in such a way. too many times have i tried to describe jsut that. but failed. i am bookmarking this. it is outstanding

  • manywalks On Saturday, August 23, 2003, manywalks (799)By person wrote:

    Mmmmm, such serene beauty. ~ mw

  • A Velvet Tongue On Saturday, August 23, 2003, A Velvet Tongue (458)By person wrote:

    ahh mother nature, can there be a more stunning vision than those she expells?..Lovely write hun..I enjoyed it, as usual...~Vel~

  • Ophelia On Saturday, August 23, 2003, Ophelia (260)By person wrote:

    what a lovely picture this has created in my mind, nice very nice.........O.

  • Anth On Tuesday, May 4, 2004, Anth (1175)By person wrote:

    truly beautiful, it captures the essence of a perfect moment, especially the first stanza


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