Sunspot

inspired by the Carrington event

                            
predictable            

sunspot 

shattering storm                  

swirling gases of hydrogen and helium

ready to flare

       
predictable from prominences and filaments  

from millions of miles away an aurora borealis is made        

  

beautiful auroras that spanned into the Caribbean 

when the sun touched the earth the newspapers said   

_________________________

dVerse prompt to write a sun quadrille

Adapted from a longer poem

Sunspot

Solar Storm Pantoum 

inspired by the Carrington Event

 

Woke in the night the air so still I lost my belief

where are the big winds suppose to rile these sands

of southwest Arizona blowing out our visibility

insomnia kept me listening craving the predictable

after hours of tossing and some reading

shattering conviction that the storm had come

 

 

Where are the big winds suppose to rile these sands

hold up in a villa in Deming i wait it out

insomnia kept me listening craving the predictable

pine wood boards cover the ceiling each knot like a sunspot

shattering conviction that the storm had come

swirling gases of hydrogen and helium ready to flare

 

 

pine wood boards cover the ceiling each knot like a sun spot

even they become predictable from prominences and filaments

swirling gases of hydrogen and helium ready to flare

from millions of miles away an aurora borealis is born

even they become predictable from prominences and filaments

we marvel at the beauty of it all

 

 

from millions of miles away an aurora borealis is born

sleepless night laid reading about the Carrington Event

we marvel at the beauty of it all

beautiful auroras that spanned into the Caribbean

sleepless night laid reading about the Carrington Event

when the sun touched the earth the newspapers said

_________________________

dVerse prompt to write a pantoum of which I took some poetic license

Solar Storm Pantoum