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In The Life of Fireflies

Fireflies in a Rural Setting

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Comment from Joanne Gill
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This is a beautifully written poem. Amazing overall presentation love your choice of background colour and font. Beautiful photo to compliment your words. Nicely done.

 Comment Written 08-Aug-2022


reply by the author on 08-Aug-2022
    Thank you, Joanne, for your exceptional review and rating. I appreciate you visiting my page.
Comment from Laurie Holding
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This is so beautiful! And a winner in my book, so you have my vote! I love the way you did your design with the black of night and the gold of the firefly, and your accompanying art is perfect. Great work, and I wish you luck in the contest!

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2022
    Thank you for reading my poem and your supportive comments. All is appreciated.
Comment from Rachelle Allen
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Visually, this poem just ignites (hahaha; like what I did there?) the senses. I love the symbolic neon yellow and the way you positioned words to resemble the little insects, themselves.

And, of course, the message is true, as well. As awesome as they are, they're even more flying in a field than "battering"--I loved your choice of word there--around in a mason jar.

Good luck with the contest.

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2022
    Thank you for your critique and pun. I appreciate you reading and rating my poem.
Comment from Gypsy Blue Rose
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Excellent entry for the "The Life of a............" writing prompt contest.

I enjoyed reading your story about fireflies. They are amazing creatures.

Your story moved along nicely and the plot was easy to understand and follow. Good character development.

Well done, my friend.

Gypsy Blue Rose
"The poet waits quietly to paint the unsaid." Atticus

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2022
    Yes, they are amazing, but are best appreciated freely flying in fields. I appreciate you reading and rating my poem.
Comment from lyenochka
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I enjoyed the creative formatting of your poem! With the yellow font on black background and the erratic lines you captured the movement of fireflies. The mason jar is used by the child to capture them. But the poet urges the reader to release and remember our own times are limited. Best wishes in the contest!

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2022
    Thank you for your critique. I agree they are best appreciated flying free in fields. I appreciate you reading and rating my poem.
Comment from Beejay
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A delightful idea to follow on from, The Life of a....
Beautifully presented. Thank you for sharing your memories of your childhood in Virginia. I have never had the opportunity to ever see a firefly.
Well done.

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2022
    Thank you for reading and rating my poem. Where do you live that have no fireflies? Some call them lightening bugs.
Comment from AbbyeK7
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Very cool. I like how you staircased a couple of words. Fireflies on a summer night bring happiness to me. I love how you contained the image.
I like how you compared it to youth, and how the light eventually goes out.
This is a neat poem.

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2022
    Thank you for reading my poem and your generous rating. Both are appreciated.
Comment from Sally Law
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Aw, this is so beautiful in both free verse poetry and presentation. Superb entry for the contest, mystery writer. Sending you my best today as always and best wishes for the upcoming contest,
Sally :))

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2022
    Thank you for reading and rating my poem.
Comment from the13thpoet
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Hello fellow poet. Thank you for sharing your poem, I think you executed well within the rules of the writing prompt. Good job and good luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 20-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 20-Jul-2022
    Thank you for reading my poem. I enjoy your thought-provoking poetry.
Comment from prettybluebirds
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I remember catching fireflies when I was a kid. Dad always made us let them go before we went to bed. I still live in the country, and the fireflies are thick right now. I wish you luck in the contest.

 Comment Written 19-Jul-2022


reply by the author on 19-Jul-2022
    Mom made us release them too, but I was hard-headed and always broke or bent rules. LOL Thanks for reading and rating my poem.