Sunday, August 3, 2008

FOLLY (OSI)





bright flash in the night
lightning bolt over the lake
lightning bug replies








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Firefly photo attributed to Mike Lee

16 comments:

Raven said...

Maybe your lightning bug was greeting his god. Or, he could have been issuing a challenge, which would be pretty foolish... Very clever poem.

me ann my camera said...

This is a most wonderful photo! Flashes in the night, exchanging moments of illumination; the beauty is not diminished by size. Lovely.

PJ said...

Wow. I thought you had to have a jar to catch a lightning bug. So nice.
Pensacola Daily Photo

zoya gautam said...

"Flashes in the night, exchanging moments of illumination"_(isn't that poetry!)
bright flash in the night
lightning bolt over the lake
lightning bug replies _contrasted with-"then deep water
gazed back into me"_ just by what we are willing to percieve meanings change.
ur lovely poem and picture make me think that the phenomena of the inanimate and the living
are conflated in fighting the darkness..many thanks..

Sian said...

A conversation between a bug and lightning what a fairy story that would make!
I loved Raven's comment too :o)

zoya gautam said...

percieve>please read perceive..
thanks..

barbs.haiku said...

Wonderful poetry, but I'm rather taken with the lightning bug! I had no idea they were so big!!

Pam said...

Poor little insect... if he pursues his love he will be struck dead.

tumblewords said...

Clever. I haven't seen a lightning bug since I visited Kansas in my 8th year. I love 'em.

SandyCarlson said...

Because he must, I suppose! The joy of this is wonderful. Makes me think of writing poems or essays or anything. What hasn't been said by some giant that I can say? Doesn't matter, I think. I write because I must. When I do again, I will think of your poem!

gautami tripathy said...

What a thought. Like it!

yellowed piece of paper

Kathiesbirds said...

Cute take on folly. I haven't come up with one yet. Like the photo.

bobbie said...

An amazing thought on fireflies. They are so amazing in themselves, and this carries it beyond.
the photo is wonderful too.

Edward S Gault said...

Beautiful! I love it.
Thank you.

Bob Dylan said...

What a great shot--I tried getting a pic of a firefly No luck whatsoever. But ladybugs land on me all of the time.

SandyCarlson said...

Deb,
Thanks again for your wonderful contribution on OSI! It's so nice to showcase your fine work.