Member Rara Avis
Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!
“I am so curious about what your Arctic sky must look like. Can you view the stars in your daytime winter sky - maybe there is not enough daylight in winter to obscure the moon and stars?
Winter sky paints midnight black
as stars shine amid aurora dancing.
Dark envelops, offering a blanket,
to those who long to remain in bed
until daylight returns
Stars sparkle, welcome today
and invites afternoon to dip
into eternal darkness of the north.
The stars beckon all to return to homes
warmed by woodstoves.
And winter sky shines on from dusk ‘til noon
leaving two hours of gray light,
some call daylight.
Spring sky paints in shades of water color pink,
varieties of coral laced with conch shell soft.
Day shines from morn until evening dusk.
Garish sunrises flood the waking horizon
in colors of scarlet, orange and yellow.
Birds sing praise for longer days
mocking those who lie a-bed.
Sky of summer swoops in with diva drama.
Its aria is unending, washed in shades of blue,
framing the ever-shining sunlight.
Flowers bloom in colorful array of chaos.
Bluebells edge out the purple Iris
until pink Fireweed sway under the midnight sun.
Beavers swim in the slough, teasing dogs
on river banks all hours of day and night
(but even teasing beavers must sleep
Autumn nips at trembling leaves while sunsets
wash the sky in vivid shades of purple gold.
Frost patterns decorate with intricate designs
and black conceals the cold fingers, creating.
Stars, again, flirt with the aurora
and promises to spend day and night dancing