Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #129

Many thanks to Fandango for setting the Monday Flash Fiction challenge. You can find out more and join in here
The photo below is from the Google Photo Frame.

For the visually challenged writer, the photo is of a small, remote, coastal village at the foot of a mountain. It’s nighttime and the street lights are on and the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky.

Tucked up in their beds at night,
None can see that eerie light
Cascading down from the heavenly skies
Unwitnessed by two hundred eyes.
A curious shadow extends a limb
To touch a lantern growing dim
Energy absorbed, it begins to pale
To be snuffed out in a smokey trail.
Whispers drift on a pulsing sky
Clouds of colour lazily pass by,
They miss this magic phenomenon,
Inside their homes, the town sleeps on.
The Northern Lights kiss them farewell,
Retreat behind a clear dark shell
Of mountains protecting those below,
Once highlighted in their dancing glow.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #129

  1. Sadje says:

    Lovely poetry.

  2. Mysterious and lovely! I like it!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! Di, this is excellent 💜

  4. eerie yes!
    I especially like this part:
    “Whispers drift on a pulsing sky
    Clouds of colour lazily pass by,”

  5. Such a mystical take, Di ❤️🤗

  6. Fandango says:

    An excellent, well-crafted poem that pays tribute to the photo. Perfect!

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