David Wood

Gold Star - 13,799 Points (07 April 1950 / London)

Sonnet 69: Northern Lights - Poem by David Wood

Oh those flashing green eyes so briefly seen
That turns night into day across the sky
Those mysterious lights of such soft green
That flash across the heavens that sail by.

Those Northern lights are so clear, crisp and bright
And casting a shadow on the landscape
Are like your sweet love on a soft warm night
That so lightens the veil of nights dark cape.

But will your love fade like the Northern lights
Or flash and glow as your mood will change,
Those Northern lights are wondrous sights
That flashing green so amazing, so strange.

Now when Love flashes like the Northern lights
Sparks may well fly and there may well be fights.


Comments about Sonnet 69: Northern Lights by David Wood

  • Heather Wilkins (9/1/2013 12:05:00 PM)

    now when love flashes like the northern lights sparks may well fly and there may well be fights. good quote. (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (9/1/2013 12:05:00 PM)

    now when love flashes like the northern lights sparks may well fly and there may well be fights. good quote. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/30/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    But will your love fade like the Northern lights
    Love must be unfading. Beautifully expressed.
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  • Anamika Jalan (7/30/2013 10:12:00 AM)

    In a world filled with changes
    each and every day..

    I feel I’m being judged
    for what I do n say..

    I remember back to Barbies
    and play days at the park..

    When I didn’t worry about
    other people’s remarks..

    Now lookin in the mirror
    I see to my surprise..

    A completely different person
    staring in my eyes..

    The care free little girl
    I saw at 4 and 5..

    Is now becoming a teen..
    Just trying to survive.
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  • (7/30/2013 10:06:00 AM)

    The comparison of the Northern Lights to her love is quite inspiring, David! (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2013 8:07:00 AM)

    I always say she is more fun when she is mad. (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2013 10:05:00 AM)

    Really like this, a wonderful poem, the Northern lights certainly do shine bright.
    A great write.
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  • Valsa George (7/29/2013 7:51:00 AM)

    Those Northern lights are so clear, crisp and bright
    And casting a shadow on the landscape
    Are like your sweet love on a soft warm night
    That so lightens the veil of nights dark cape.

    A beautiful stanza! A wonderful comparison! !
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  • Anamika Jalan (7/29/2013 6:08:00 AM)

    Among the most common forms of poetry through the ages is the sonnet, which by the 13th century was a poem of fourteen lines following a set rhyme scheme and logical structure. By the 14th century, the form further crystallized under the pen of Petrarch, whose sonnets were later translated in the 16th century by Sir Thomas Wyatt, who is credited with introducing the sonnet form into English literature.[96] A sonnet's first four lines typically introduce the topic. A sonnet usually follows an a-b-a-b rhyme pattern. The sonnet's conventions have changed over its history, and so there are several different sonnet forms. Traditionally, in sonnets English poets use iambic pentameter, the Spenserian and Shakespearean sonnets being especially notable.[97] In the Romance languages, the hendecasyllable and Alexandrine are the most widely used meters, though the Petrarchan sonnet has been used in Italy since the 14th century.[98]
    Sonnets are particularly associated with love poetry, and often use a poetic diction heavily based on vivid imagery, but the twists and turns associated with the move from octave to sestet and to final couplet make them a useful and dynamic form for many subjects.[99] Shakespeare's sonnets are among the most famous in English poetry, with 20 being included in the Oxford Book of English Verse.[100]
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013


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