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Firefly Poems

Firefly Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of firefly poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for firefly.

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I am a firefly
I am a firefly 
You are my dark sky 
You give me reason to shine
You give me season to shine
My shine is different from star
You are my reason to start

I am a firefly,
You are my dark sky...Read More
Categories: firefly, film, i am, international, joy, metaphor, poetry,
Form: Lyric

Yamaguchi Seishi haiku translations
Yamaguchi Seishi haiku modern English translations

Grasses wilt:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt.
—Yamaguchi Seishi, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Ceaseless chaos—
ice floes clash
in the Soya straits.
—Yamaguchi Seishi, loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Having crossed the sea,
winter winds can never return.
—Yamaguchi Seishi,...Read More
Categories: firefly, animal, earth, nature, seasons, war, winter, world
Form: Haiku
Love Letter From The Soul XLII
Ms. Sunshine,

In and out, in and out
hovers of infinity
flickers, a pale moonlight

firefly flight with the gift of sight

out and in, out and in
changing without 
challangeing within

a chameleon entrusted 
to rearrange
you say, you stay
the wild your prey

green to jade to aqua...Read More
Categories: firefly, love,
Form: Romanticism
My Glowing Fire Fly

A whiff of fragrance with the burn of haystacks touched my soul
as I walked towards an open field, a banquet of dreamy fireflies  
Enlightened by the Path I come to discover an ephemeral world  
a Paradise lost inside...Read More
Categories: firefly, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Goodbye Love, Version 2
Goodnight, firefly, flap into
Oblivion, for a lover's light has vanished.
Oh, Romeo, wherefore this
Devastating doom?!
Bury me too, night sky!
Yield nothing in return.
Every forbidden kiss was never mine.

Let them find us bound together.
Over your limp heart I flap.
Vexation has overtaken us, grieving...Read More
Categories: firefly, death, devotion, for him, heartbreak, loss, lost
Form: Acrostic

Premium Member Strange Days
Gilded days, before the sudden rain,
Hot, green fields of sweet sugarcane,
Tree melodies that naught can contain,
A meadow of the moonlit firefly reign!

Oppressive heat in languid, summer rooms,
And outside the windows, breezy blooms;
Myriad azure days of their dreamy perfume,
Make for the...Read More
Categories: firefly, beauty, bird, flower, nature, nice, summer, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Pristine Nature Imaged

The cascading stream leaps down the emerald valley
Dancing waters caress rolling pebbles on their facet 
Twilight weaves light and shade lattice on tree canopy
Drizzle of silent night sprinkles stardust on the thicket
Stars of firefly twinkle to the tune of crooning...Read More
Categories: firefly, beauty, nature,
Form: Quintain (English)
Premium Member Reality Check
A kangaroo in dungarees hops hopefully 
	To win first prize in the Favs contest hot
		On the heels of an enlightening glow worm

Surely life is no competition but the stage lights
	Reverberates all the promising contenders
		Reincarnation oils the wheels of the jury

Dolly...Read More
Categories: firefly, fashion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Surprise Me Please Food
Firefly gravy and fluffy white mashed potatoes if you please.
I will have that next to cherry pie and greasy soup that heaves.
I like my food to surprise me in the middle of mid taste.
If it starts out sweet and ends...Read More
Categories: firefly, food,
Form: Rhyme
Matters To Be Seen
Into the moonlight, of waft pearl blue.
Flash of a firefly, glistening dew.
Horizon converses, in silhouette say.
The silent explosion, of night into day.
Into the meadow, of graceful grand.
Deep in aromas, that froth from the land.
Sunbeams mesmerise, clouds in array.
Countless the colors,...Read More
Categories: firefly, celebration, dedication,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Rhapsody in Black
Softly the night falls,
Shadowing vacant halls;
My recent morning glory, 
Now is nature's history.

Petals bob in warm air;
Tweets of a love affair!
Racy brook, moon gleam,
A time has come to dream.

Night creatures very gay,
As night owl hoots away;
All humanity in a swoon-
A...Read More
Categories: firefly, beauty, joy, june, nature, night, sleep, uplifting,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Firefly
A little bit country under those city lights, 
a little bit city goin’ down that county road;
A wild vagabond spirit, soul filled eyes; 
Restless to the point of burning 
to turn this world completely upside down; 
 I never want...Read More
Categories: firefly, adventure, angst,
Form: Free verse
Saša Milivojev - ICE AGE


An endless plate of ice

The camel carries me

Treading heavily

Icy tears from sobbing splutter

It stumbles

Over the tips of the pyramids


The soul is wrenched

My firefly is not here

At nine

As it once was


Saša Milivojev More
Categories: firefly, cry, dark, mystery, nature, nice,
Form: Lyric


Thunder rumbles

The poles melting

Waves crashing

Towns sinking

I prayed to heaven

The wind has extinguished you

I will go barefoot on ice

Freeze myself going after you

My love


Saša Milivojev More
Categories: firefly, dark, i love you, i miss you,
Form: Lyric

The tide shies away from the sand

Under the dark clouds

Someone is waiting  

The lyre is calling for it

To fly down and shine

Fiery wires

Weave soft sentences

The water is still now

It’s turned to oil

The...Read More
Categories: firefly, beach, beautiful, love, nature, nice, night,
Form: Lyric
Saša Milivojev - A NIGHT SHEPHERD


A firefly shines

It dawns in the distance

I change my clothes

In the dark silence

It’s freezing cold

A cathedral

I will open its door

I will climb the stairs

I will jump on the clock’s hands

A sheep is rolling over...Read More
Categories: firefly, poetry,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member One Lone Firefly

In the lull of the waxing moon,  a night endows with poetic  glamor; 

In the wink of an  eye,  flickering by  in the midst of  shrubs' shadow, 

A resplendent sight.  A  scramble...Read More
Categories: firefly, imagery, moon,
Form: Rhyme


Twinkling across the night sky
He brings to me
The stars' brightness, a delight to see
The glorious, little firefly 
He journeys so far and wide, 
Confident, flamboyant, and filled with pride, 
Twinkling across the night sky. 

4...Read More
Categories: firefly, animal, dark, nature,
Form: Rhyme
stars of the grass
small little spark
of light in the dark
in a jar of glass 
it has been caught
but it zooms out like a shot
a shooting star in the grass

inspired by image #4
for the "make it 7" contest
sponsored by Joseph May
10/5/19...Read More
Categories: firefly, flying, insect,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Cecile the Firefly
Imagine a thousand fireflies blinking at the same time,
not a fly and not a bug but a glowing, flashing beetle;
as a child I caught one in a jar and named him Cecile,
in a marsh among the long dense grass they...Read More
Categories: firefly, childhood, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Saša Milivojev - A SLUMBER FIREFLY

Stillness stillness stillness
Stillness stillness stillness
A candle burns softly
The ink from the quill
The moonlight calls
Seeping through the windows
Stillness eternal stillness
Walls uttering
Soothing aches
I put out the candle with a tear
And followed the moonlight
To search for happiness
Through a...Read More
Categories: firefly, depression, dream, heart, night, nostalgia, pain, sad,
Form: Lyric
Saša Milivojev - AT THE RIVER’S END


Like an endless river

A firefly awaits

Shining from afar

Behind the darkness

Behind the clouds

Behind the sighs



Saša Milivojev More
Categories: firefly, emotions, heart, i love you, kiss, love,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member The Seasons Concerts
A Shadorma

Summer nights,
staccato crickets,
croaking frogs,
barking dogs;
firefly lanterns reeling ‘round,
an august concert.

Thunder claps,
drum beats echoing
through the clouds,
oh so proud.
They dance with lightening fingers;
concert of the rain.

...Read More
Categories: firefly, animal, insect, nature, poems, poetry, seasons, summer,
Form: Free verse
The Mortal Delemma of fairy tales and Fire Flies

(Brandon, the world  

depends on the existence of fairy tales and fire flies, 

the simple kindness towards lesser things,	 

the magnanimity, the compassion	 

of not taking life simply because...Read More
Categories: firefly, allegory, angst,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Full Moon In Rise
full moon in rise
cricket song

porcelain orb 
sitting in sky
firefly dance

...Read More
Categories: firefly, appreciation, moon, nature, night, poems, poetry,
Form: Haiku