Amused Muses

Updated on November 3, 2017
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 | Source



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

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      19 months ago from California

      Thank you Dream On!

    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 

      22 months ago

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

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      23 months ago

      You're welcome.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      muses can be unkind I think--thank you Robert

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      23 months ago

      Nice, albeit unkind, little poem.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you vespawoolf!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      23 months ago from California

      Thank you pstraubie48!

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 

      24 months ago from Peru, South America

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

    • profile image

      norlanorlaw 

      2 years ago

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

    • pstraubie48 profile image

      Patricia Scott 

      2 years ago from sunny Florida

      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

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Maria!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

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

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Hope you are closer to your summer schedule timelesstraveler!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you fpherj48!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

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

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      It could be Shanmarie! Thank you!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Manatita!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Deb!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Harishprasad!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Linda!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

    • profile image

      Deb Hirt 

      2 years ago

      (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.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      It was my pleasure whonu!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

    • marcoujor profile image

      Maria Jordan 

      2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Magical work, dear Audrey.

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you so much MizBejabbers!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Cornelia!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Bill!

    • whonunuwho profile image

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

      Thank you for your nice review. whonu

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Shyron!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you whonu!

    • mckbirdbks profile image

      mckbirdbks 

      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      There is magic in your pen. I enjoyed this.

    • manatita44 profile image

      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      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!

    • shanmarie profile image

      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Sounds like a firefly siren!

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

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

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you word!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Sheila!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Chitrangada!

    • Genna East profile image

      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

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

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem contains lovely imagery, as always, Audrey.

    • Harishprasad profile image

      Harish Mamgain 

      2 years ago from New Delhi , India

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

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey,

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

      Happy Summer ahead

    • tirelesstraveler profile image

      Judy Specht 

      2 years ago from California

      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

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

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

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      welcome back Audrey.. love your poetry :)

    • MizBejabbers profile image

      Doris James-MizBejabbers 

      2 years ago

      Very beautiful, Audrey!

    • CorneliaMladenova profile image

      Korneliya Yonkova 

      2 years ago from Cork, Ireland

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

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 

      2 years ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed!

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

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

    • Shyron E Shenko profile image

      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      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 profile image

      whonunuwho 

      2 years ago from United States

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

    • Jodah profile image

      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

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

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      Simply magical. You have such a gift! Sharing.

    • word55 profile image

      Word 

      2 years ago from Chicago

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

    • sgbrown profile image

      Sheila Brown 

      2 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Beautiful poetry, as always, Audrey! :)

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed as always!

      Thanks for sharing this nice poem!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

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

    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Ruby! Clever little muses!

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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!

    • AudreyHowitt profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Thank you Rachel--me too!

    • Rachel L Alba profile image

      Rachel L Alba 

      2 years ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

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

      Blessings to you.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)