Celebrating light and life

This video depicts a small portion of the Honda Celebration of Light, an annual musical fireworks competition in Vancouver, British Columbia. And I wrote a poem about it:

Script of the video:

 

Sitting on millions of grains of sand

I watch the sun hide behind the silhouette of the mountains

Staining the sky orange

 

The crimson sky slips into a cold purple

As the darkness leaks into the night

 

Two hours before the middle of the night

Splits the days

A bang rumbles through the beach waves

And gives birth to explosion of lights

Expanding in the black canvas

 

Coming to life in the air

And dying at the same time

 

Fading in space

But not in time

 

Their ghosts

Etched in light particles

Travel infinitely

 

It is the Celebration of Lights

 

“Light”

In its absence

We cease to be brave

Cling onto the shimmering stars

And wait for the light to bring life

 

To me, celebration of lights

Celebrates life

 

BOOM

Life bursts out of a thin line

Grows and glows

Spreads bright and proud

Yet only reaches a speck of the sky

 

TSSSS

It vanishes

So sudden

But gracefully

 

BAM

Another life shines

Over the smokes of a dead fire

 

Life comes and goes

But the light remains

Do you like fireworks?

 

14 Responses

  1. Loved your writing, love fireworks but as I get older I am scared of them (the fireworks) for my kids. On the other hand, my kids also like your writing.

    1. Thank you, I wouldn’t try firing fireworks myself, but when it’s the fruit of other people’s efforts, it’s pretty to watch!

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