Firefly Summer

Firefly Summer

A Poem by icelandicblue


Memorable are the long languid days
where humidity hangs
like a heavy surcoat
and the smallest of breezes
offers a promise of relief
like an errant lover.

When the sun slinks slowly
beyond the grateful horizon
the fairies gather along dark roads
and manicured lawns.

And

then they light up the earth

as they dance against
the velvet sky, these
tiny stars,
scintillating sparks,
beneath the leafy canopy
of firefly summer.

 


© 2013 icelandicblue



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Hello Blue,

A graceful dance of children on the city streets as they yell and play games of tag and kickball while their parents sit and watch in reminder of their early years in joy of what they brought to this earth. Elegantly reminded of soft smells of spring flowers touch the nose and the dusk slowy setting in with the bright lights of fairies dancing as children chase with their nets hoping, praying to catch one to make a wish.

Always,

Matthew
A.


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

Your response is pure magic. Thank you so much!
Angel

4 Years Ago

Matthew's review is a bit of poetry itself!



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Blue, quiet moments just like this are just what I wanted. I could picture nights sitting on the deck drinking well-chilled wine with my husband. Watching the stars flicker along with the fireflies made for some magical moments. Lovely. Thank you for submitting! Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

Thank you Angi I am honored by your review.
Simply, perfectly sublime. We don`t have fireflies in UK, but I remember a magical night on the Isle of Jersey with my future wife, when the only light along a lane was from stars and glow-worms in the hedgerows. Thank you, Blue. P.

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

It is always a magical experience that everyone should see at least once. I'm happy you have that me.. read more
I really have to wonder...why in the hell are you...I don't know how to say this tactfully...why in the hell are you HERE and not reading aloud from your many many many published books of poetry somewhere??? You should have many many many published books of poetry! I know I'm not the only one who would buy them!!! GAH!!!

Good? No. Phenomenal.

Just saying.

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

LOL Thanks kimmer. I don't know. I don't think I see what you are seeing here. You did, however, mak.. read more
KAOlmsted

4 Years Ago

Ha ;-) Me and The Lish at the beach...thanks. And you know it's always my pleasure. I realize it's.. read more
Carefree, happy and free, this poem is a reminisce of childhood street games :-)
Nicely done! :-)

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much for reading and commenting.
Makes me think of my childhood days in Idaho, thank you for invoking those carefree memories.

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

My pleasure and thanks so much for reading.
Beautiful. I love the imagery of the fairies. I find them to describe the experience perfectly.

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much, nice to meet you.
This is wonderful! Such beautiful imagery and thought. I loved it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

Thanks a lot Rachel!
Ahhh, this takes me back. In my mind, I am a little girl again, squealing at the fireworks after the family Fourth of July picnic...laughing gaily as me and my cousins chase fireflies.
Thank you so much for sharing this fabulous poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

I am happy that the poem reminded you of such a beautiful memory.
A beautiful poem. I use to visit my dad in the mountains of Virginia. In the night. Fireflies lite up the sky. They were a beautiful sight to see. I enjoyed your description and photo. Good to enjoy the beauty of the night with the fireflies. Thank you for sharing the excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

Hello!
Thank you so much for giving me one of your beautiful reviews. I am happy that you coul.. read more
I loved this, but we called them lightning bugs when I was a kid...Enjoyed very much.

Posted 4 Years Ago


icelandicblue

4 Years Ago

Hi-thanks so much. We called them lightning bugs too but fireflies sounded more poetic. : )
SyberRose

4 Years Ago

Yes...I wrote one too with fireflies instead of lightning bugs ha.

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