Tag Archives: fireflies

standing on the deck round midnight

brightening… fading…
fireflies – oh fireflies, green eyes
of this starless night

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2017

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Thought after rain on a summer’s night

I find I’m at that age
when tears well up on seeing beauty
in a woman, or a child at play;
in each sunset; in nights replete with stars,
fireflies and crickets;
in the phases of the moon;
in each ‘rosy-fingered dawn’;
in a robin stock-still on the lawn;
in bees jostling flowers,
in butterflies striving against the wind,
in memories of a love only I can now recall.
Too soon such tears will cease and others fall.

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

time travel

flash   roam   flash    fireflies
bring me back to my childhood
summer nights’ rapture

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2015

serenade

fireflies bank and turn
summer night’s little green eyes
winking at random

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2014

haiku

fireflies   cool green lights
blinking in the warm dark night
summer’s silent song

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© Gregory V Driscoll  2013

Un recuerdo lejano / A far off memory – a poem in Spanish with English translation

En la oscuridad
me siento yo a solas
excepto esta noche veraniega
y el humo errabundo
de la fogata
y mi gran cariño por ti.
Como pequeñas barcas
en un mar tenebroso
las luciérnagas alumbran su rumbo
hacia ti por la noche y mi sueño.
Yo de momento yo acompañándolas
a través del cielo soñoliento
vuelo… vuelo… vuelo
y luego por fin me poso yo
luz estelar sobre almohada tuya.

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(translation)

In the darkness
I sit quite alone
except for this summer night
and the wandering smoke
of the campfire
and my great love for you.
Like little boats
on a murky sea
the fireflies light their way
toward you through the night and my dream.
I – right now – I accompanying them
across the sleepy skies
fly and fly and fly
and then at last I land
starlight on your pillow.

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2012

Haiku

dusk    fireflies winking
children’s calls  hiding  seeking
aging thoughts of youth

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(c) Gregory V Driscoll  2012