Northern Lights

By Somali K Chakrabarti


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Glowing velvet drapes

pulled up high, dazzling drama

unfolds in the sky 

A shimmering spectacle 

of luminous dancing lights!


© Somali K Chakrabarti

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, is a splendid natural phenomenon seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. The brilliant light show is caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and atmospheric gases such as oxygen and nitrogen.


A Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the rest.


Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a string of short poems reflecting on nature, life, illusion and inspiration.Lei




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