Frivolous Fancy

Frivolous Fancy

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

fairy lights fraternise with
night's delectable darkness
.
catch me if you can they blink
an eye wink in flirty brightness
.
flickering fast in flaunting moves
echoed in pristine mirror glass
.
to illuminate bottled perfumes
that stand in all sizes and shapes
.
to pursue to exhaustion's end
like fireflies in a far off forest
.
through sleepy eyes mesmerised
visualising what i've never seen
.
tiny insects with an inbuilt gleam
creating a touch of pure heaven

© 2021 Christine Anne Shaw


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Awaaaaa love love love fireflies I once was a "firefly light" so You can imagine my delight with this one dearest Chris, your soft playful tune just perfect and teasing, and that last verse sparks the ethereal magic all over... again your title is really amazing! You are so good with titles.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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So pleased you like this one lightsong and the title too. Many thank yous for your continued encoura.. read more



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You lit up my mind with your fairy lights. Reminding me of those summer nights when we too chased them, trying to catch and put them in our glass jars to later light our bedrooms. Thank you, Margie.
Take care - Dave


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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Dave. I love my fairy lights, both inside and outside on our deck. Lovely on summer evenin.. read more
Dave

1 Week Ago

You too!
Take care - Dave
dearest Chris... fireflies are moonlight butterflies that
create a garden path of memories. They were always there
in my childhood to instill Wonder like fallings stars to capture
if only for awhile. Actually, we have a similar "light" that shines
through our heart when night brings us quiet prayers with our Creator.
May peace and understanding always be in your repertoire. gently, Pat


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Christine Anne Shaw

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How lovely for you to see them in your childhood Pat. I hope I get to see them one day in the flesh... read more
Awaaaaa love love love fireflies I once was a "firefly light" so You can imagine my delight with this one dearest Chris, your soft playful tune just perfect and teasing, and that last verse sparks the ethereal magic all over... again your title is really amazing! You are so good with titles.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

So pleased you like this one lightsong and the title too. Many thank yous for your continued encoura.. read more
I love the term fairy lights, those flickering fireflies that tickle your fancy. They indeed light up the sky in a myriad of wonder. They usually come to me in late summer and they are mesmerizing to watch. They're on and off in a split second and it makes one think about how they light up;, what's in their body that gives us such a heavenly show to watch in summer. Lovely Chris
Best, B.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Betty for your lovely review. Always happy to have you visit my page. All good wishes. <.. read more
A very apt summary of fireflies. Creative. Insightful. And you pull tales known to everyone, fairies, to seal the deal. Very nicely written.

Rick

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much Rick for leaving a lovely and encouraging comment. All the best.

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Hello, Christine! :)
This was a lovely read. I liked the alliteration. Fireflies are cool! Thanks for sharing.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks mattavelli for your visit. Just out of interest following reading your sonnet a few days.. read more
mattavelli

2 Weeks Ago

Great, I’ll check it out. :)


............ I love to watch fire flies .. we have them in Bulgaria and in my little mountain retreat they dance and weave in clouds and on their own too .. firefly season does not last long however .. this is a little beaut of a poem Chris .. and one day, I am sure you will see these delightful little creatures in the flesh ..

:)


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

I hope you are right Neville, and that I do get to see them in the flesh so to speak. Seen video cli.. read more
I've not been in an area with fireflies, except for a couple short stints in life, & you've captured their magic with far more whimsy & fanfare than I thought the little buggers deserve! The perfume bottles is where you really got me, tho! I love light flickering thru colored glass bottles. Your wordplay is off the charts with all my favorite stuff like alliteration going nuts! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Ha Margie, you made me smile. I actually think they are very clever little buggers :) Thank you so m.. read more
I love lightning bugs or as you refer to them as fire flies. They are mesmerizing and peaceful to watch; dancing and glowing throughout the night trying to attract a mate.

I love the creative wording and the image of lightning bugs floating within the night.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

I'd love to see them in real life, unfortunately we don't get them in the UK, so I have to use my i.. read more
Poetic Beauty

2 Weeks Ago

No lightning bugs in the UK 😔 well maybe one day a visit is in store
Maybe we are like fireflies...we shine our heart's light on and off...darkness, love, darkness, love....
we fly free while others are unable...we could help light their way if we are willing to fly there.
j.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

What an interesting take you have on these lines J. So pretty those lights were, but I was drifting .. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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