The Flitter Glitters

The Flitter Glitters

A Poem by Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks

This is a true question that I have had since I was a child.


The Flitter Glitters


Does anyone else notice the tiny beings

 that float around in the air?

Actually, I can’t tell if they are surrounding me,

or if they’re just out there.

I never questioned their reality.

I only just wondered what they were.

They are always flittering around each other

back and forth like a blur.

Now, I am not talking about dust here.

These things are alive.

I see them move with precision

but I’m not sure how they thrive.

They are best seen while outside,

illuminated by sunlight.

Whenever I first saw them,

I couldn’t believe my own sight.

Am I describing some mystic phenomenon,

my own aura in the sky,

or maybe it could be the movements

of the glittering cells in my own eye?







© 2008 Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks

Author's Note

Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks
Does anyone else know what I am talking about?

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I do! What a great name you gave them!-To me, they appear as very tiny points of light-Flitter Glitters-I think you just invented a new name for them. I always wondered what they are and marvel at them flittering glittering all around me. your poem about them is well written and very descriptive of a previously unnamed anomaly. I have those 'floaties' in my eyes as many of us do and those are NOT Flitter Glitters -Thanks for making me laugh over finding these 'beings' so well described.. :-D

Posted 14 Years Ago

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I think I have a fair idea, this was beautifuly described, cleverly worded and with a secretive twist, well observed and not missed I might add =)

I really enjoyed it Mejasha

Much love


Posted 14 Years Ago

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I have no idea but it is very beautifully written. Great job.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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I to have experienced this. at random moments from time to time. I have been able to cause them to happen when i hold my breath for some time. I don't know what they are either. But they seem to only apear when the our bodies own energy fluctuates. Perhaps they are creatures, or maybe just random energy hitting our retna's at certain times.
But you are not alone! :)

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Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks
Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks

Fort Wayne, IN

I have been writing since I knew how. Before that I would just draw pictures to tell a story. My true passion is poetic lyrics. That is mostly what I am inspired to write. I have been dabbling in othe.. more..


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