summer evening

firefly

longing for the grass
at the bottom of the pool
those fireflies.

© Buson

longing for the grass
blades wave under prairie wind
rustle in ditches

at bottom of pool
crawdads and minnows asleep
moon passes over

elusive fireflies
hide in long grasses near pond
flicker on and off

© lynn

 


Image and troiku challenge celebrating Carpe Diem Haiku Kai’s 7th anniversary!

summer synchronicity

 

Wandering past my dusky wet gardenimages
twilight meets me, dancing with fireflies
cicadas serenade blades of tall ditch grass
pink clouds palely kiss soft lavender skies

Wondering if snake stripes glow nocturnal,
i startle at whirred flight of june beetle bug
humid air oppressed by scant scent of skunk
rippled rhubarb leaf umbrellas sleeping slug.

 

 


See Laura’s prompt at dVerse Poets inspired by naturalist poet, Laurie Lee. He sought simplicity in his poetry; often written in 1st person, quatrain form, ABCB rhyme.

doxology in our grove

 

dusky sunset chalks sky’s rose window

fireflies flicker their candles’ brief flame

cicada choirs hum nightly prayers,  and

robed birds chirrup their evening praise

 

 

dreams at dusk

 

fireflies spark magic

blinking lawn lights mesmerize

summer’s faerie dreams

 

 

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image from wikihow/creative commons

 

twilight: diffuse & defused

 

light fades to darkness

flashes of peaceful fireflies

keep vampires at bay

 


Response to Carpe Diem Haiku Kai‘s “twilight” prompt (and films of same title).

don’t bug me

 

mid-summer evening

pulling weeds in my garden

mosquitoes singing

—–

grandma, what is it?

fireflies, my little bright one.

oh look — I catched it!

—–

refreshing shower

till earwig crawls out of drain

startles privacy

firefly-pics2

 (photo credit:  Leave No Trace)