WL Schuett

Fireflies In A Jar

summers heat cools 

in an evening meadow 

lit by a thousand tiny stars 

down a dusty road 

of tattooed memories 

fireflies in a jar 


running wild and free 

in wilderness dark and still 

taking a leap into uncertainty 

leaving childhood for the world abstract 

with so many jars to fill 


blowing the dust off 

all those young dreams 

fresh cut hay drifts in 

on the winds from afar 

barefoot , tanned 

serenaded by the crickets tune 

fireflies fly free of the jar 


split rail fences 

of summertime dreams 

an old outhouse, a shooting star 

dogs running free 

was it really as simple 

as it seemed....

fireflies in a jar 


  • Christina8

    I love your poem. Very descriptive! It does give me memories of the country. Thanks for sharing!

    • WL Schuett

      Thanks fun to write a light poem for fun

    • Michael Edwards

      Real artistry in brush and pen - thanks for posting.

      • WL Schuett

        Thanks this is one of my paintings that got a lot of interest ,people still ask if I still have it ( I don't ) it seems to touch on a lot of people's memories

      • Goldfinch60

        Super write WL, nature always has light within it.

        Super painting as well.

        • WL Schuett

          I quite agree , thanks much

        • malubotelho

          Beautiful warm poem full of memories kept. Awesome painting. Great job.

          • WL Schuett

            Thank you Malu yes warm memories

          • myself and me

            You paint such a wonderful countryside summer time memories in this poem and wrote a peaceful poem in your paint.

            • WL Schuett

              Poetry in paint such a wonderful comment thank you M&M

            • BlueDays

              this made me feel all warm and tingly thinking about summer nights, river walks, camping and climbing trees.
              i love being outside in the summer, there is so much beauty and freedom to be found

              • WL Schuett

                Sounds like you have a poem in there waiting to come out , thanks for the nice comment Blue

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