A mainstay of haiku and much of short form poetry is seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary. This issue’s writing prompt features the interaction of charged particles with atoms in the upper atmosphere (that’s the textbook definition). But we know them as the aurora borealis, or the northern lights. For those who have seen the aurora borealis in person there certainly is an element of the other-worldly going on. Some form of natural magic. Or maybe you see something else. Let us know in a poem. We invite you to put your best inspired efforts in the comment box below. We’ll select the best of the best to start the next issue of tinywords, due out in mid-March.
Keep in mind, we will continue to accept regular submissions for the next issue (issue 17.1) through the end of February at our Submit page.
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