Credit: NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory
The Conqueror Filament
But see, amid the upwelling rout,
A crawling shape intrude!
A blood-red filament that writhes from out
The scenic solitude!
It writhes! - it writhes! - with mortal pangs
Its electromagnetic food,
And the whistlers howl through magnetic fangs
In solar gore imbued.
Out - out are the lights - out all!
(with apologies to EAP)
And over each quivering loop,
The plasma, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rushing swoop,
And the electrons, in endless spiral,
Uprising, unveiling, enspire
That the plasma forms a dynamo
And its source unquenchable fire.
Published: October 28, 2013
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