Halogen splendidly shines. Tungsten floods.
Illuminated motorways span
the distinctive desert landscape. Light buds
are a bright incandescent urban plan.
Congruent energies are constrained
to white lines. Regions delineated
by mercury-vapors can be contained
in a contrasting field. Initiated,
baffling magic underscores mankind’s offspring.
They grew wings to fly and live between light
and dark. They see spider web lamps flick’ring
when sparkling crystals twinkle through the night.
Astronauts see cities like a portrait
as they sojourn through levels of orbit.
OpenLinkNight ~ week 36
This comes from
It’s a picture by @Astro_Wheels AKA Douglas H. Wheelock taken on May 29, 2011 from the International Space Station.
It was hard to write. What to write about for such a cool but strange picture? I had to research types of lighting to get some great terms to add in (halogen, mercury-vapor, incandescent.)
Posted on June 28, 2011, in Poetry, Sonnets and tagged astronauts, crys, deliniated, desert, distinctive, flicker, illuminated, incandescent, landscape, mercury-vapors, motorways, orbit, portrait, shakespearean, sonnet, space, sparkling, spider, twinkle. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.