Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Aurora--By Phyllis Babcock--Canada


 She danced across the heavens
 Whirling and twirling in delight
 She slid up and down creating images
 With delight she colored the sky
 She made no sound as she moved
 She sculpted as she danced
 Unique patterns unfolded
 the heavens became her canvas
 colors became more vibrant
 Her colors changed with each breath
 She danced merrily for hours on end
 Until the final curtain was drawn
 With the up coming dawn.

Phyllis Babcock was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1951 and currently resides in Regina with her husband. She has been blessed with two wonderful sons and daughter-in-laws. She has two grandsons and two granddaughters. She started writing poetry in 2004 and joined Poetry Soup site in 2006. She has been published in two anthologies, On Butterfly Wings and Snippets. Her work has also appeared on Poetry.com and in a local seniors’ newspaper. She feels writing has been a wonderful journey, meeting many new poets and writers along the way.


  1. Good poem and I enjoyed the poem very much and
    more so as I went to Iceland last year and was so lucky
    To see the amazing Aurora, you are lucky if you see
    It in the winter months.

  2. "With delight she colored the sky". I particularly liked this line. What a delightful poem.

  3. Hi Phyllis,

    I really enjoyed your poem. Loved the imagery and personification of the Aurora beautifully done!


  4. Thank you Andrea Dietrich for the following comment--

    Phyllis, you are a woman who has become such a dear friend through poetry. This poem of yours on the northern lights is beautiful. I remember when I first read it, I was inspired to go take a look at it on Youtube and it was just as you had described it! Such a nice poem, dear.

  5. Hi Phyllis,

    Your description of the aurora is awesome. I felt like I was there with you looking at it. How wonderful to see you on Karen's site!


  6. I love the nature-goddess spirit
    you have created in this one.
    Like a rainbow come to life.

  7. Phyllis,

    This left me breathless with memories. While visiting Northern Alberta I have witnessed the "Northern Lights", seen the magical movement of colour and heard the haunting sound.


  8. Thank you Joann Grisetti for the following comment:

    Phyllis: So glad to see your work featured on this site. A lovely poem, such a positive feeling. Joann

  9. A delightful read. You took me to the heavens! Best wishes ralph.

  10. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Phyllis Babcock: Awesome write - what a spectacle this must be.

  11. Beautiful visual - loved reading your words and breathing in your wonderful expression...