Archive | August 2013

Ice Age Aurora

In time you are silent,
frozen in radiance.
An enigma of white
crystallised, you guard with
hostility secrets.
Beautiful and unspoilt,
a volatile rarity,
many men will not brave.
Your violet blue energy,
in darkness a wonder.
Aurora australis,
fossilising an aura
of strange peaceful light.
In green metamorphis,
millions of ages
will pass, as the heavens
do each night above you.
Your mystery will unfold,
Antarctica.

©Jacqui Slade