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Amused Muses

Pintura de Eugenio Cruz Vargas (1923-2014). Técnica: óleo sobre tela. Tema: abstracción objetiva/expresiva de mariposas atraídas por la luz. Medidas: 50 x 60 cm. Autora de la fotografía: Liliana Fuentes, quien, por el consentimiento acreditado del pr

Pintura de Eugenio Cruz Vargas (1923-2014). Técnica: óleo sobre tela. Tema: abstracción objetiva/expresiva de mariposas atraídas por la luz. Medidas: 50 x 60 cm. Autora de la fotografía: Liliana Fuentes, quien, por el consentimiento acreditado del pr



She spins summer garb

from fireflies in the dusk--

humming in their ears

enticing them

with her stories

of ubiquitous moonlight,until

enthralled, they strew light

across the sylph,

surrendering in tiny deaths

to clothe their muse

as she spins.



I am finally on my summer schedule! It has been a busy and productive school year!







© 2016 Audrey Howitt

Comments

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on December 16, 2016:

Thank you Dream On!

DREAM ON on August 31, 2016:

Interesting topic and a lovely poem to read and think about. Have a great night.

Robert Sacchi on August 10, 2016:

You're welcome.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on August 10, 2016:

muses can be unkind I think--thank you Robert

Robert Sacchi on August 10, 2016:

Nice, albeit unkind, little poem.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on August 09, 2016:

Thank you vespawoolf!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on August 09, 2016:

Thank you pstraubie48!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on July 21, 2016:

Beautifully written and what a unique idea! I feel sorry for the poor fireflies, though.

norlanorlaw on July 12, 2016:

Great poem. Poems are something I can not seem to do. I love to read them. Thanks

Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on July 03, 2016:

Audrey, You have a gift for choosing a few carefully selected words to paint pictures for our minds....

Sharing

Angels are once again on the way to you and yours. ps

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 15, 2016:

Thank you Maria!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 15, 2016:

Thank you MsDora!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 14, 2016:

Hi Genna! Thank you so much for your kind words!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 09, 2016:

Hope you are closer to your summer schedule timelesstraveler!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 09, 2016:

Thank you fpherj48!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 03, 2016:

Thank you Mike! I wish my pen were always magical!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 03, 2016:

It could be Shanmarie! Thank you!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 03, 2016:

Thank you Manatita!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 03, 2016:

Thank you Deb!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 03, 2016:

Thank you Harishprasad!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 03, 2016:

Thank you Linda!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on June 03, 2016:

Thank you Faith Reaper!

Deb Hirt on June 02, 2016:

(Nodding)I give you my thumbs up on this one. If you only knew how connected to nature I am, this is most befitting for those of us in the wood.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 31, 2016:

It was my pleasure whonu!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 31, 2016:

Thank you Frank!

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on May 31, 2016:

Magical work, dear Audrey.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 31, 2016:

Thank you so much MizBejabbers!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 31, 2016:

Thank you Cornelia!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 31, 2016:

Thank you Vellur!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 30, 2016:

Thank you Bill!

whonunuwho from United States on May 30, 2016:

Thank you for your nice review. whonu

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 30, 2016:

Thank you Shyron!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 30, 2016:

Thank you whonu!

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on May 30, 2016:

There is magic in your pen. I enjoyed this.

manatita44 from london on May 30, 2016:

Happy holidays!

Fireflies...my Light, my Loves, shinning in the darkness, Come!

Flood the dark shadows of the Heart to grant me Peace.

Exquisite Hub!

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 29, 2016:

Sounds like a firefly siren!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 28, 2016:

You capture lots of beautiful action in the lifetime of these beautiful creatures. Great job!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 27, 2016:

Thank you Flourish!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 27, 2016:

Thank you word!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 27, 2016:

Thank you Sheila!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 27, 2016:

Thank you for reading this one Chitrangada!

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 27, 2016:

I agree with Faith...a beautiful way to begin summer. You are a brilliant poet, Audrey.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 26, 2016:

Your poem contains lovely imagery, as always, Audrey.

Harish Mamgain from New Delhi , India on May 26, 2016:

Hi Audrey, after awhile savored your wonderful poetry. I loved the muse of this beautiful poem.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 25, 2016:

Hi Audrey,

What a special poem to start the summer off ...creatively penned!

Happy Summer ahead

Judy Specht from California on May 25, 2016:

I'm nowhere near summer schedule. School is not out till the third week in June and the weather is crummy. Lovely poem. Love your word play

Suzie from Carson City on May 25, 2016:

Audrey...A lovely way to begin your summer schedule. ...and your talent adds inspiration to my day. Thank you!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 25, 2016:

welcome back Audrey.. love your poetry :)

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 25, 2016:

Very beautiful, Audrey!

Korneliya Yonkova from Cork, Ireland on May 25, 2016:

Thank you very much for this beautiful poem, Audrey! :)

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 25, 2016:

Beautifully expressed!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 25, 2016:

You haven't lost your touch...still exquisite!

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on May 25, 2016:

Audrey, beautifully woven tale of life and ever evolving cycles of magic and splendor and you express that magic so well.

Blessings and hugs dear friend.

whonunuwho from United States on May 25, 2016:

Nature can be brutal and beautiful all in one. well done my friend. whonu

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on May 25, 2016:

Good to see a new poem by you, Audrey. Well done.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 25, 2016:

Simply magical. You have such a gift! Sharing.

Al Wordlaw from Chicago on May 25, 2016:

Wonderful poetry Audrey. Glad you're back on summer schedule. God bless!

Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on May 25, 2016:

Beautiful poetry, as always, Audrey! :)

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 25, 2016:

Beautifully expressed as always!

Thanks for sharing this nice poem!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 24, 2016:

Thank you perspycacious! I finished my last recital on Sunday--good to be back here!

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 24, 2016:

Spinning silken threads of web elasticity. Welcome back to activity.

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 24, 2016:

Thank you Ruby! Clever little muses!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on May 24, 2016:

The muse danced, adorned in fireflies for her amusement, caring not for their tiny death's. Muses can be so evil! Beautiful and so clever!

Audrey Howitt (author) from California on May 24, 2016:

Thank you Rachel--me too!

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 24, 2016:

Hi Audrey, Reminds me of a summer night. A really pretty poem.

Blessings to you.

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