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Fireflies

Night fell, Summer’s heat abating, I sat leaning against a tall magnolia, Its fragrance spreading everywhere Like echoes of whispering breezes. Despite all I could not rest and sleep. The moon and stars were invisible now, But darkness could not cover the glade. Fireflies flittered here and there, glowing. I was mesmerised by the fireworks of the night. Suddenly I heard a delicate delicious melody. Was it the fireflies orchestrating their symphony? Soft enchanting tunes enticed the whole glen. Could this be a dream descended from the hidden stars? The melody changed, cadences tuned up and down, The fragrance of the magnolia increased, The moon appeared and all was bright. Butterflies flew all around. Or were they fairies? I could not tell for suddenly my eyes became heavy And blissfully I slept as joyfully I dreamt.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 11/18/2020 11:19:00 AM
You have awakened my senses, Victor, in this gorgeous poem. I love the way you developed the senses stronger as you continued the composition of this poem. A wonderful read that can be read over and over. A fav+ for me.
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Date: 11/5/2020 2:33:00 PM
what a magical scene you created with this one, Victor. So you have fireflies there? I miss them. They are in my home state, but not in Utah
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Date: 11/5/2020 10:27:00 AM
Such a blissful, enchanting dream-scene, Victor. Kudos, Gershon
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Date: 11/3/2020 7:22:00 PM
I think it was the fairies, they put you in a state of hypnosis. Lovely imagery. Hugs Eve
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Date: 11/3/2020 6:04:00 PM
Back to read this one again, Victor. Such a magnificent write :)
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Date: 11/2/2020 9:19:00 PM
"I was mesmerized by the fireworks of the night" I love this thought. You have captured the amazing sounds of nature within. The beauty all around. Such breathtaking images you paint with your words. A wonderful dream to caress. :) Brandy
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Date: 11/2/2020 9:07:00 PM
You must've had sweet dreams! This is enchantment, and a Fave.
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Date: 11/2/2020 6:12:00 PM
you brought me to an enchanting place with this marvelous story, victor... we had a supertyphoon, level 4 in my area... again, intermittent electricity... how are you...please stay well.. huggs
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Date: 11/2/2020 6:06:00 PM
Love how you take the reader on a journey deep into your poetry, Victor.
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Date: 11/2/2020 4:49:00 PM
A great story, Victor. You always write from the heart :)
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Date: 11/2/2020 1:26:00 PM
A beautiful scene youve given us Victor, summer seems like a lifetime ago now. Wet and windy here. Tom
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Date: 11/2/2020 10:05:00 AM
I would so love to smell the magnolias too dear poet. For now your scented thoughts will have to do. Nicely penned dear Victor Have a wonderful day.
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Date: 11/2/2020 9:44:00 AM
you are a natural born story teller Victor, love the imagery it is so enchanting:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 11/2/2020 8:03:00 AM
I enjoyed this write Victor. Fireflies were always a favorite of mine as a child. I am still fascinated by them. a fav for me :) Linda
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Date: 11/2/2020 7:37:00 AM
Lovely imagery in your poem, especially the first two stanzas...
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Date: 11/2/2020 5:23:00 AM
Wonderfully dreamy insight into the moonlit night, Victor. Beautifully descriptive as always--splendid imagery you create.
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Date: 11/2/2020 4:22:00 AM
I love fireflies but used to call them "Lightening Bugs" when I was little and we caught them in a Mason jar. Much appreciation for your lovely pen and poem, dear friend. God bless you
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Date: 11/2/2020 3:09:00 AM
- You give the reader a beautiful picture, Victor :) - Thank you very much, I enjoy reading this one :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/2/2020 3:06:00 AM
This one’s a beauty, dear Victor! Love the magnolias, fireflies, and curious fairies. Delightfully uplifting! A fave! May God bless your day! Hugs...Kim
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Date: 11/2/2020 12:06:00 AM
This is so beautiful dear Victor you have captured the most exquisite moment and I am sure they were fairies... I have just captured a whiff of that intoxicating Magnolia perfume mmmm ~ thank you dear friend. Keep safe. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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