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Summer's Wish Premiere Contest Winner

One night a-twinkling in the sky, I spied a clever firefly Who glowed the same faint silver-gray As stars a million miles away. ***** Although most stars remain afar I reached out with a big glass jar Then with a quick and sudden -SWISH- I caught a twinkling summer's wish! ***** I whispered to him my desire, Then set him free -- that twinkling fire. With lightning speed he went, and soon He twinkled right on past the moon. ***** Now when I'm in the dark of night. If I but look, I'll see his light. A-twinkling faithful in the sky My clever little firefly!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/27/2020 3:14:00 PM
Tim, nice poem, well written
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Date: 6/29/2017 11:42:00 AM
Hi Tim, I found this gem on 'featured poetry'. I really like it a lot. A beautiful tribute to a summer night and the firefly :)
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Date: 6/28/2017 11:42:00 AM
This is a wonderful poem. Fun and easy to read. You have made it effortless to enjoy it. They don't get much better! Glad I ran across it!
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Date: 6/20/2017 5:06:00 PM
What a beautifully written poem!The words flow from the page. It was an absolute joy to read.
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Date: 10/5/2016 11:33:00 PM
This poem is just wonderful, G! The subject matter was delightful and the flow and rhyme are exquisite throughout... Congratulations on a well deserved 1st place win!
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Date: 9/27/2016 10:17:00 PM
I love this poem. The flow, the rhyme, a satisfying ending.
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Date: 9/16/2016 8:05:00 AM
A beautiful poem with an extraordinary title and very sensual indeed, congrats for this beautiful poem by an amazing poet and good luck!
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Date: 9/10/2016 4:44:00 AM
Lovely and beautiful piece....Congrats on your superb win in this contest..
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Date: 9/9/2016 12:03:00 PM
A lovely, whimsical summer dream. Congrats on your win. :-)
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Date: 9/9/2016 8:55:00 AM
Beautiful, Grahamburglar! Congratulations. ...Fran
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Date: 9/9/2016 2:44:00 AM
Love it, Congratulations... hugs... Linda
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Date: 9/9/2016 12:11:00 AM
Fabulously portrayed. Enjoyed reading it. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 9/8/2016 12:32:00 PM
PSSS... This was Stunning and beautiful. Love the imagery.
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The Grahamburglar
Date: 9/8/2016 12:42:00 PM
This was one of my first writes on this site. My three year old daughter has it memorized and we tell it as a bedtime story quite frequently.
Date: 9/8/2016 12:31:00 PM
The Grahamburglar, Congratulations on your win in SKAT'S "Premiere Contest number 9" It was my pleasure judging this one for my sister. Stop by and enjoy your win on Skat's Blog "BLACKBIRDS." with lots of love LINDA (For: SKAT)
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Date: 9/8/2016 12:42:00 PM
Thank you for the high mark. I'm honored.
Date: 4/23/2015 7:25:00 AM
Hi Preston, I rated this a 7 because it twinkles just like those fireflies many of us love. I do remember chasing them when I was a child as they glowed in the night in Iowa. Blessigs, Darlene
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Date: 4/17/2015 5:50:00 PM
I read this before Preston and did not have time to comment. It stayed in my mind and I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.
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The Grahamburglar
Date: 4/17/2015 5:54:00 PM
Thank you for the feedback, it's nice to know when people are impacted (for better or worse) by something you've written, you know? I am really glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 4/16/2015 10:09:00 PM
In Louisiana, we had millions of fireflys until they started spraying for Mosquitoes! Now we have the same score as the New Orleans Saints ZERO!
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The Grahamburglar
Date: 4/16/2015 11:19:00 PM
That's really too bad. I have a special fondness for fireflies...I probably owe many of them an apology for crowding them into jars and shaking vigorously to watch them all light up. I am certain it wasn't as much fun for them as it was for me.
Date: 4/15/2015 6:16:00 PM
a charming write Preston - we dont have them in England as far as I am aware :-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/15/2015 6:46:00 PM
I grew up in Utah, and we didn't have them there either. I fell in love with the fireflies in Pennsylvania, and while not as bountiful in Oklahoma where I live now, I do occasionally catch sight of them in the late summer months. In truth, I've never seen one that wasn't a yellow-green colored glow, but they are beautiful nonetheless...well, as bugs go anyway.