radiation rampage

NASA – Goddard – Solar Dynamics Observatory Records Solar Flares

radiation rampage

fluctuating flight
magnetic motion
mercurial mantle
faux fizzing fluxes

flares forced further
through tortured
traumatic tension
flowing flexibility

roiling ribbons
corrugated cycles
capricious cannonade
radiation rampage


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Image from The Grand Duchy of Stollen

@OldeYellerCat asked me to write a poem about the solar activity

Photo credit: NASA  Sciences and Exploration Directorate

About zongrik

For those of you who do not know the handle "zongrik," that would be Bat-Ami Gordin. Most people call me "Tammy." Bat-Ami means "daughter of my nation" in Hebrew. It's a heavy name to carry around. I answer to either name. I also answer to "mama." Some Basic Things about me: Animal lover, mom, poet/writer, dramatic soprano, photographer, teacher/tutor, CERT/Technician and, oh yeah, aerospace engineer. I consider myself "The Astro-Poet." To learn more about the origins of the word "zongrik" see whats-a-zongrik?

Posted on March 17, 2012, in ABC wednesday, D’verse Poets Pub, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. really nice flow ma’am…and pretty crazy year for solar activity as well…pretty beautiful though…nice pics…

  2. Awesome flow. Perfect coupling of words make this so much fun to read! Capricious Cannonade- excellent. This just rolls off the tongue – very clever!

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  4. Very nice. The words and the photo go together perfectly.

  5. Roiling Ribbons….I like the sound of those words.
    They are picture words.

  6. Until you actually see something on the TV it’s amazing how small our planet is compared to the size of the sun. I find it incredible. The last solar flare they showed on CNN a couple of weeks ago was huge. They said we all needed to thank our lucky stars it wasn’t in our direction but, that it could happen and if it did, it could wipe out all power for days/weeks or even years. A scary thought.
    Lovely write!

  7. i just love how this sounds when read aloud…and how it feels on the tongue..nice..

  8. Love the poetic astronomy! A beautiful poem, love the alliteration. This flows so nicely.

  9. Nice to see a poem with an unusual subject like this one. Great and fun write.

  10. Wonderful write. Seems to explode onto the page.

  11. Always cool when you write of the skies, Tammy–this one has some killer alliteration and excellent images.

  12. What a simply gorgeous glow. Beautiful words.

  13. the sun is RANTING, it appears!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  14. I agree with Joy, loved this one!

  15. I specially like capricious cannonade ~

  16. Hello.
    WoW! What a mouthful of words. “Radiation rampage’ sounds alarming though! Awesome imagery & flow. Thanks for sharing & visiting.

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  17. A radiant poem! My favourites are “mercurial mantle” and “capricious cannonade”.

  18. Dynamic shot and I like the poem too. Carver ABC-Wed. Team

  19. Really enjoyed the intonation in the way you built this. BBeautiful write! ~ Rose

  20. roiling ribbons

    I really like this!!

  21. hey tammy

    a total eclipse! – its a big generator
    our mother at heart… 😀

  22. Fantastic alliteration, as always.

    Love this part:

    “mercurial mantle
    faux fizzing fluxes”

  23. That was radioactive reading–each word hit with explosive impact. Btw, loved you anecdote about the pizza dough 😀

  24. Gorgeous!

    R is for RED, come and see.
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  25. I like much the alliteration technique used here….and…I think this is one of your most imaginative bests, Tammy. Brava!

  26. Wow, it is difficult to sustain a smooth flow with that much alliteration but you succeeded. Bravo!

  27. You always fit picture and words so well. Process equals expression so closely, gaining an objectivity that approximates the interior of the phenomenon you describe.

  28. fascinating and scary.

  29. Love the alliterations and the flow. The poem seems to gather speed as it progresses. Well done.

  30. My dear friend Heather Grace Stewart would get all giddy about this tsunami of alliteration, Tammy. It bowled me over like a blast of solar wind. Beautiful photo, too. 🙂
    ~ j

  31. poemsofhateandhope

    This HAD to be read out loud! just an amazing and eclectic grouping of words that flared like the solar storms in the accompanying picture- always amazes me how you do this

  32. Your poem certainly fizzes with energy. The alliteration really accentuates the power of the phenomenon.

  33. Love the alliteration. Sizzling solar stanzas! Thanks.

  34. Just flows, and flows. And then keeps on flowing.

    Combined with the sublime imagery, it comes together amazingly well.

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