Heidi Mordhorst has the poetry fireworks at My Juicy Little Universe.
I haven't posted since the beginning of June, traveling here and traveling there! The latest trip with family, including my three grandchildren, brought us to Missouri humidity, and the best of all besides more family was FIREFLIES. It seems fitting to celebrate our Independence Day with poems about those magical insects, nature's fireworks. The two youngest grandchildren, three and five year old girls, had never seen fireflies, and so with their older cousin's help, danced around the lawn trying their best to catch a few, and a jarful was caught. They were released later, but loved the doing and the real sight of something we just don't have in Colorado. In early evening, the best thing to do is to sit on the porch and watch. Then watch a little more, and when the evening deepens, the fireflies rise. They live in the ground, come out at night to attract mates and prey. If you want to know more, there's a good article here!
I had first chosen Fireflies In The Garden by Robert Frost which begins "Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,/And here on earth come emulating flies," The rest is here. Yet then today came another from the Your Daily Poem site, Earthstars by Julia Ebel. Many of you probably saw it, and seeing is important! When you go to the site, you need to read from the bottom up. The site is here, and this clever poem begins:
then there,First here,
One addition! Monica (see comment below) added this link to another lovely firefly poem by Elizabeth Madox Roberts. Thanks, Monica! photo credit: Otto Phokus via photopin cc