Northern Lights

Feb 05
by Raoul Lannoy

Above Finland, last night,
In the sky, appeared the northern lights.
Up to now, we had so far starry nights
And the display was really bright!
They looked like ever changing curtains,
Shaking, breaking, moving light beams
In an environment so chilly we felt pains.
Pictures can’t render the beauty, it seems,
But we will remember this evening for the rest of our lives.

--22 January 2015

Raoul Lannoy is the AWB Belgian Coordinator and President of Astroclub Vega. He took this photo and wrote the poem on a recent trip to Finland.


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