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Lava Lawn Lamp

Light your way with these today
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Chaotic rippled cobalt light
Reflecting off the paraffin
Along my walks at dusk and night
From car to house and there again

In winter you will melt a column
Flakes reflect a bluish glow
Aquatic dancing waxen golum
Waxing light in waning snow

Like sentries placed along my path
Standing stately in a row
Their brains in alcoholic bath
Boil gently at my toe
sartep, Nov 18 2003

Make your own lava lamp http://www.oozinggoo.com/ll-form1.html
[sartep, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

Giant Lava Lamp http://www.giantlavalamp.com/
Probably not what you had in mind for your front yard. [jurist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       T'would be pretty
T'would be fun
Until the drive-by
With a B-B gun.
phoenix, Nov 18 2003

       Soft and crusty pastry delight,
evenings darkness renders forlorn.
Now glowing with awe in the light,
of lava lamps on the lawn.

silverstormer, Nov 18 2003

       My Lava Lawn Lamps were "all that"
Guiding all from gate to mat
Performing free from caveat
'Till rent asunder by my cat!
dobtabulous, Nov 18 2003

       Yes Bliss, ethylene glycol, mineral oil, paraffin and a few other things.
sartep, Nov 18 2003

       With all this talk of alcohol
I cannot help but think
I’d pop the cap from such a lamp
And have myself a drink.
AO, Nov 18 2003

       On one drunken night I recall,
Beautiful genlty lit asthetics,
Upon my Lava Lawn Lamp I did fall,
Speed dial on my phone to give paramedics a call.
Letsbuildafort, Nov 18 2003

       Um, lemme point out that this is the poisonous alcoholic cocktail not to mention what the mineral oil will do to your bowels. :)
sartep, Nov 18 2003

       This is just getting... :)
sartep, Nov 18 2003

       [LBAF] < br >
[sarty] +
Worldgineer, Nov 18 2003

       Thank you, [Worldgineer]!
Letsbuildafort, Nov 18 2003

       Sorry, LBAF wasn't sure what you meant by that. My profile has that info and more.
sartep, Nov 18 2003

       Creaking limbs of trees imbued
In background darkness show delight
Their snowy branches stretch and move
And bask in your aquatic light

Such mesmerizing theatre
Performing on your winter lawn
Moves light about in quite motion

       ...Then falls to sleep at break of dawn   

       (wonderful, sartep +)
Tiger Lily, Nov 18 2003

       Thanks, [sartep] ... got it all ironed out now ...
Letsbuildafort, Nov 18 2003

       One wonders, though, would lava work
When mantled under frozen snow?
Would paraffin form frozen chunks
That float on top instead of flow?

       Would bitter cold on wintry nights
Impede the mixture there within?
Does anybody out there know
The freezing point of paraffin?

       Or does the need arise to use
A bulb that burns with extra heat?
A thousand watts, or more, perhaps
Would melt the snow around our feet.

       And clear a path to walk upon
Dry-footed from the street to home
While psychedelic globs of light
Illuminate the garden gnome.
AO, Nov 18 2003

       Your problem, [Burns], is quickly solved,
By prominent indication;
No hippie would dare get involved:
"Hazard: Radiation."

       (I realise now, upon reflection,
This may invite agglomeration.)
Detly, Nov 18 2003

       Here in Tucson, falling snow
Has rarely ever trouble been
The blist'ring heat of summer, though,
Might melt your glowing paraffin.

       But since these comments tend to sing
A stately winter aria,
I am reminded of one thing:
The Christmas luminaria.

       In what Tucson calls "winter's wrath,"
Dec'rative types might find this swag
A better way to light a path
Than candles in a paper bag.
Tabbyclaw, Mar 18 2004


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