Archive for the ‘Aurora’ Category


Wisps of fog drifting
caress the downy hills.
The river shines silver
in the autumn dawn.

Between them, the city
concrete lumps shrouded in smog
holds its wintry cloak close
against the day.

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Sunset haiku

Showoff sunset taunts

dormant volcano sulking

silent in the east.

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Catching fire

Liquid gold

pooling in a corner of the sky

spreading, catching clouds

rose pink, misty orange



each corner of the earth

setting light

to each new day.

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City nightfall

The sun sinks, molten

through the distant misting rain

the flame-lined horizon

vibrant against the gray sky.

Inside, humanity

its throngs, seething

brittle noise and artificial light

while in the sky, magic

unfolds, brief and fleeting

and vanishes into impending night.

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Eastern Flame


the mountain seethes

the mountain glows

The sky brightens

alight with his fire

dark with his smoke

magenta warmth through the haze.

Is it volcano dusk

the end of everything

or is it dawn

the beginning?

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Autumn dawn

The moon in her halo
her blanket of clouds
to the north, Jupiter
her steady companion.

Together they sink
through the western sky
autumn’s night waning
as Venus ascends.

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Aurora absconditus

A perfect circle
hangs in the east
its veil of mist drifting
at the whim of Aeolus.
Wrapped in fog
its light both dimmed and heightened
scattered by the hidden river
swallowed by the gray sky.
Luna or Sol?
who floats there, shining
a brilliant coin, swathed in cotton
a beacon in the haze
coy and bold at once
steady and yet shy.

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