Sunday, February 22, 2009

TWILIGHT (OSI)

night draws softly nigh
warm currents thread through cool air
one last bird sings, then...










Video by YouTube member HarveyEspatchelowe
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29 comments:

bobbie said...

Such a lovely little verse.
and I enjoyed the firefly video so much. Brought back memories of long evenings, catching fireflies, and watching them sit on my finger nad shine their little lamps.

Quiet Paths said...

warm currents thread....

twilight like a patchwork quilt. Lovely. The firefly - such a novelty to me.

Geraldine said...

Oh how lovely! Great take on the prompt Deborah. I'm glad I stopped by.

Hugs, G

Beth P. said...

Dear Deborah--
I loved this--the video was so sweet!! Who is the big black dog at the end?

Who are those lovely young women?

And who, pray tell, are those tamed fireflies!!

Much love--

Sylvia K said...

Love your beautiful words! and the video is delightful! Thanks so much.

Kallen305 said...

Love that verse. For some reason I can't access the video??? I am having problems w/ embedded YouTube videos for some reason. :o(

LOL!!! You the heck comes up with the word verification at blogger? My word is fartno, I kid you not!!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Cute Video,Deb... Down here in the south, we call them "Lightning Bigs" and not fireflys. Don't know why--but I grew up with them--and have them where we are now. One got in the house one time and we saw his light in our curtains. I got him and set him free.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sue said...

Deborah -- love the poem, you leave it to the reader to finish the thought of what come next, although the video gives one lovely suggestion. There are no fireflies (or lightening bugs) out on the west coast. As a child the best part of going to Virginia (from California) in the summer was the fireflies.

zoya gautam said...

..the twilight,the fireflies,the night approaching..
'one last bird sings, ..'
-many thanks for sharing the magic..

Kallen305 said...

Saw the video Deb. Very cool. I miss the fireflys and can't wait to see them this summer.

anthonynorth said...

A lovely post. Most enjoyable.

Rose said...

I enjoy your words, and I also wonder if there are lightening bugs common all over the US or are they an eastern thing? Need to think and look that up...wonder if there is any kid that hasn't played with them.

susan said...

peaceful. thanks.

floreta said...

fireflies seem so magical. i've never seen one.

Lin said...

that's fascinating. I've only seen fireflies once when I was on vacation in Missouri. We don't have them in the west that I know of.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a wonderful image. There is a place I like to walk where I experience the warm breeze and the birds' song. Magic.

endurogirl said...

"one last bird sings"

That final clinching moment as the night sky stitches itself into the horizon. I really enjoyed your poem. Thank you.

magiceye said...

....the darkness settles
and the dreams and fantasies
begin their magic

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I have fond recollections of doing the same in my youth growing up in Maryland. They are my favorite insect by far ...

Shellmo said...

Fireflies bring back the most wonderful childhood memories! I remember chasing them w/ my jar and then tripping over my dog and breaking it and crying. But it was still wonderful! :)

Jeeves said...

Warm currents!!!Like this one

Jim said...

Just a nice peaceful evening in the offing. Adding to the setting was, "then ..." and the fireflies come out per your hint.
Guess you noted I had fireflies also, they were to light the children's way.
..

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Wonderful words, loved the bird sounds on the video too!

Tumblewords: said...

so lovely - the warm currents threading through cool air - I can feel it...hear the bird...and know the night!

kitehorse said...

a pretty painting ;)

Tammy said...

This is beautiful!

fourwindshaiga said...

I can just hear that last bird...

Maggie said...

Chasing lightning bugs was a favorite evening pass time when I was a child here in Georgia.

...just before night chased the twilight away.

Kathiesbirds said...

How I miss Fireflies! This will get you longing for summertime if nothing else. I love, love, love your poem!