Poem: “Summer”

I was home this weekend at Mom and Dad’s – they live up in the country and you forget how quiet and peaceful it can be once you’ve been away from it all for a while. You forget how much the crickets, the wind in the trees, the flash of lightning bugs can be your night-time symphony. I wrote this one last night, just reminiscing.

Source: fstoppers.com

Source: fstoppers.com

Summer

People say there is something

about the way light shines across crystal

across diamonds, too

 

But there is really something to be said

about thousands of lightning bugs

on a warm June night

that makes the world glitter and take a deep breath

 

These are the diamonds of the mid-night summer

these gems of remembrance

these flashes of yesterday.

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2 thoughts on “Poem: “Summer”

  1. That’s a gorgeous picture to go with your lovely poem, Amanda. Our granddaughter will be here in two weeks, and that is one of the things she looks forward to – catching fireflies and letting them go in the morning (after they brightened her room at night).

    • I love fireflies, they are one of my favorite things of summer. Your granddaughter sounds like me as kid, I was always trying to catch some! I’m glad you liked the poem, the picture wasn’t mine, though it is very pretty. 🙂

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