In the summertime
when days are long
and the heat lingers
into the night
Memories are made
like fireflies in a jar
Fascinating, full of wonder
over and over
and holding on tight
so not one may escape
Until that bittersweet moment
when you must release
and set them free
Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Lillian is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and has
Sent us back in time. She asked us to find a song that was a hit on our birthday at any time in the past. We used a website called http://mybirthdayhits.com/ It was a fun thing to look up. On one of my birthdays, the song “In the Summertime” by Mungo Jerry was #1 for seven weeks. Whenever I hear it I immediately smile. It brings back many memories for me. I have included it below. I hope you enjoy too.
Escape - RDP
Bittersweet - Word if the Day
A great write. Moonlight is for memories for sure.
Oh my heart this is absolutely lovely, Christine! 😀 Especially love; “Replaying moments
over and over and holding on tight so not one may escape.” Being Poets, we tend to cherish even the tiniest of details. 💝💝
love the image of fireflys in a jar as memories. really enjoyed your poem.
Fireflies bring back the memories of childhood! Beautiful imagery. 💞
Such a joyful song… we all need something like that.
Yes, you can’t help smiling when you hear it ☺️ 🌞
I love that song! Nice take on it. I did a fireflies moment recently too. They are such an iconic part of summer
Thanks! Yes fireflies are kind of magical aren’t they? ☺️🌞💕
Yes! Here was my firefly poem https://jewishyoungprofessional.wordpress.com/2021/09/15/firefly/
I read it and it’s beautifully written ❤️🌺
*sighs contentedly* … how lovely, Christine!
Awww, thanks David ☺️💕
Good song title to write poetry to. I like the idea of memories glowing in a jar to revisit and light things up.
Thank you Lisa ☺️ BTW I miss you on Song Lyric Sundays 😢
Christine you are welcome and sorry to hear you miss me on the Sunday music SLS. I loved participating in it, but listening to everyone else’s songs was taking up too much time. I wish I had more hours in a day. Maybe when the weather cools down I’ll drop in again….
Yes I understand that part Lisa! There are a whole new bunch of people participating these days. Hope to see you there sometime ☺️💕
This is such a beautiful poem Christine. Love the imagery
Thanks so much Sadje. Summer is always my favorite time of year ☺️💕
You’re most welcome.
Great tune and a fine write Christine!
Hey thanks Rob! It was an old favorite of mine and i5 was #1 on one of my birthdays ☺️💕
Luv the memories like fireflies in a jar. Nice image.
What i luv too about this prompt is we gitvto revisit so many song we had forgotten about.
Yes Gillena! It was fun. I went all the way back to me birth date. It chose something a little newer. I love summer. So it was a good pick for me ☺️💕 Thanks so much.
Like catching fireflies. Yes, like so. Lovely.
Thank you Selma ☺️💕
….capturing memories like fireflies in a jar. Ohhhhh that was one of my and my children’s favorite pastimes on a summer evening…watching fireflies. They are magical! And yes, of course, we would catch one in our hands….and sometimes put them in a jar with holes punched in the lid. Thanks so much for posting to the prompt!
Thank you Lillian. It was a lovely prompt and I enjoyed seeing what music was popular around my birthday ☺️💕