Haiku ~ 7/1/15 ~ First Firefly


Firefly in flight

Catches moonbeams on its tail

Sky lights up in kind


Lorrie <3


This post is in honor of the first firefly of the summer!  Last year my backyard lit up like fireworks, there were so many.  Last night I wasn’t sure I saw him, the lone ‘lightening bug’ flying around, indiscriminately shining his light.  So I sat and kept my eyes open as long as I could, and BINGO…I saw him!

I thought about why I love these insects so.  And I realized the answer:  These wonderful bugs carry their light with them and proudly display it no matter what.  We could all take a lesson from these flying torches of light!!

Blessitude <3


P.S.  I send a prayer for those braving the drought and wildfires out west <3

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46 thoughts on “Haiku ~ 7/1/15 ~ First Firefly

    1. Ohhh! I am sending you a giant wish that you get to see one soon!! I think they thrive in warm humid regions. As kids, we used to catch them and put them in jars (with holes poked in the top) and then watch the jar produce a light show!! Ah! Sweet childhood memories…kids running around the yard trying to catch bugs that light up!! Have a super beautiful day! πŸ™‚

        1. I love your response πŸ™‚ that is exactly the kind of enthusiasm we had as we prepared the jars and caught the fireflies!! Of course I was worried about what they would eat in captivity…and I didn’t have google to look it up at my fingertips! I can remember putting lettuce…tomatoes…and even other bugs in the jar to give them options πŸ˜‰

        1. I knew something was wrong πŸ™ I send you beautiful healing energy sweet Angel! No…I did not receive it yet…but the mail is forwarded so it will be here soon!! I can’t wait πŸ™‚ Remember the time it took months to get here ….and then it arrived at exactly the perfect t I me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Feel better, Trini β™‘β™‘β™‘

    1. Yes, Kim! That is my thought for the day…to carry my light, oh so visibly, and to display it with honor!! πŸ˜‰ Beautiful day, friend β™‘

    1. Isn’t it funny, Brad, how we take things for granted. I never thought that there were people who never saw one before! It is good to know…it will make me more aware of all the little things I am grateful for!! Love to you β™‘

    1. πŸ™‚ I’m so happy you get to see them!! My little guy looked alone last night…I will look every night now to see his friends. Enjoy that peace β™‘

    1. Thanks Cindy! I appreciate it! Your post on zebras reminded me of an art project I want to do…they lend themselves nicely to black & white!! Have a super day!

    1. I just wrote to Brad how amazed I am that there are people who have never seen one!! I hope you get to one day…and it does make me grateful and not take things for granted!! β™‘

  1. Watching and catching fireflies are one of my favorite summer activities! It is just magical to watch them light up the sky! Beautiful- just like you πŸ™‚

    1. Aww!! Thank you, Julie!! You are so sweet πŸ™‚ I’m happy you know the joy of these light filled little insects…a true sign of summer for me!! β™‘

  2. I’ve seen fewer fire flies in my yard over the year, which makes me sad, because I think it has to do with the city and neighbors spraying. But when I do see one, it is so much more exciting because it is rare. I must watch for one, maybe out in the country. You are blessed to have so many little lights of joy.

    1. Hi JoAnne. The “crop” this year, at least so far, is very light. I will see if they amp up soon. Last year it was truly like a light show, beautifully choreographed to music πŸ˜‰ I think of all the years in between childhood and my reawakening and it saddens me that I didn’t even give fireflies a thought!! So, today I am grateful for SEEING my world and BEING a part of it!! Many blessings <3

  3. Great analogy!! Beautiful Haiku! Thank you for sharing! Oh, how miss fire flies! I have not lived in a place where they live since I was a young adult. A few years ago, we were in the Midwest for a reunion, both my wife and I were like kids watching the fire flies!

    1. I have a visual of the two of you watching with delight!! It truly is the small things in life that can evoke great passion! Thanks, Kirt! πŸ™‚

  4. I saw so many on my childhood visits to Missouri. We tried to catch them too. I liked how you say they carry their light in them just as we can if we let it show. Of course with the lightning bugs came the chiggers and mosquitoes. I rarely go out after dark anymore and when I do, I have bats whizzing by my head. If they are here in this area, they were dinner for something.:) Great poem and photo

    1. Aw…thanks Marlene! My mind is racing trying to figure out who’s dinny the bats would be…no…I’m not sure I want to know πŸ˜‰ Stay away from predators!! I’m happy you have had the joy of chasing fireflies!! πŸ™‚ β™‘

  5. Hi Lorrie! Good to see you again!! I’ve missed hearing from you and hope all is well with you and yours. Hope you will start looking my way again as I’m posting again after my little break. I will certainly visit you as you have always been one of my favorites!

    Thanks for the prayers for us “dry guys” out West! Heck, even the palms and cactus are walking around with their tongues hanging out…


    1. Aw…thanks Steve! I wondered how you would be affected with the drought and those terrible wildfires! Glad to see you are writing again. All is good here. Hope you are well…I will be over to catch up soon!

  6. Ohhhhh, fireflies are so cool, aren’t they? I think I only started noticing fireflies after I moved to Brazil.
    Lovely Lorrie. Hope you’re doing well.
    πŸ™‚ <3

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