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Amused Muses

Updated on May 24, 2016
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.



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2016



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







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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Dream On!

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      DREAM ON 11 months ago

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

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      Robert Sacchi 12 months ago

      You're welcome.

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      muses can be unkind I think--thank you Robert

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      Robert Sacchi 12 months ago

      Nice, albeit unkind, little poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you vespawoolf!

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      Audrey Howitt 12 months ago from California

      Thank you pstraubie48!

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      vespawoolf 13 months ago from Peru, South America

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

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      norlanorlaw 13 months ago

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

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      Patricia Scott 13 months 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

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Maria!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you MsDora!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Hope you are closer to your summer schedule timelesstraveler!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you fpherj48!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

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

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      It could be Shanmarie! Thank you!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Manatita!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Deb!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Harishprasad!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Linda!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Deb Hirt 14 months 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.

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      It was my pleasure whonu!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Frank!

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      Maria Jordan 14 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Magical work, dear Audrey.

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you so much MizBejabbers!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Cornelia!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Bill!

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      whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States

      Thank you for your nice review. whonu

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Shyron!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you whonu!

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      mckbirdbks 14 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      There is magic in your pen. I enjoyed this.

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      manatita44 14 months 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!

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      Shannon 14 months ago from Texas

      Sounds like a firefly siren!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 14 months ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you word!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Sheila!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you for reading this one Chitrangada!

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      Genna East 14 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

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

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      Linda Crampton 14 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Your poem contains lovely imagery, as always, Audrey.

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      Harish Mamgain 14 months ago from India

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

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      Faith Reaper 14 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey,

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

      Happy Summer ahead

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      Judy Specht 14 months 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

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      Paula 14 months 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!

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      Frank Atanacio 14 months ago from Shelton

      welcome back Audrey.. love your poetry :)

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      MizBejabbers 14 months ago

      Very beautiful, Audrey!

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      Korneliya Yonkova 14 months ago from Cork, Ireland

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

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      Nithya Venkat 14 months ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed!

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      Bill Holland 14 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Shyron E Shenko 14 months 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.

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      whonunuwho 14 months ago from United States

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

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      John Hansen 14 months ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      FlourishAnyway 14 months ago from USA

      Simply magical. You have such a gift! Sharing.

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      Word 14 months ago from Chicago

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

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      Sheila Brown 14 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Beautiful poetry, as always, Audrey! :)

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      Chitrangada Sharan 14 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed as always!

      Thanks for sharing this nice poem!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

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

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      Demas W Jasper 14 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

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

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruby! Clever little muses!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 14 months 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!

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      Audrey Howitt 14 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel--me too!

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      Rachel L Alba 14 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

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

      Blessings to you.