fireflies of summer

bare-footed imps,
we dashed
through grass
skinny leaping legs
and blasts of laughter
hounding phantom trails
flashes of fire
beneath the trees
shrill got one!
bright bulbs
tap the glass
of those summer jars
while crickets
scratched applause
giddy grins
and scraped shins
and the small triumph
of catching hold
of fire
gleefully unknowing
those warm nights
would be fleeting
like moths that ghost
the stars
and not like fireflies
trapped in jars

© Sarah Whiteley


  1. Season’s Greetings!
    You are nominated, you win one vote, if you nominate other poets, you win another vote 4 yourself, in addition, voting helps you exposed to other poets and make new friends in our community. Hope to see you vote..
    Merry Christmas,
    Hope to See you at potluck week 16 tomorrow…
    We will have a break after week 16, and come back on week 18…
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  2. sweet sentiments,

    You are under fresh poets to explore,
    I invite you to become a participant at Thursday Poets Rally Week 36…link in your entry when you are ready.
    That’s a better way to make poetic friends, and have your talent directly exposed to fellow poets.
    Poetry awards are to be given upon completion.

    Hope to see you in, Happy Thursday, best wishes for the year of 2011.




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