(a small shadow)

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firefly
a small shadow
on the star chart

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.Notes from the Gean 3:1, June 2011

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.Addendum, 6/21/11:

I was thrilled when the following French translation of this haiku appeared on my Facebook page, courtesy of the marvelous Vincent Hoarau:

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luciole

une petite ombre

sur la carte des étoiles

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Merci beaucoup, Vincent!

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6 thoughts on “(a small shadow)

  1. Thanks Johannes, Kirsten, Aditya…But no fireflies in Denmark or New Zealand?! And apparently not many in India… My mind is blown. Can’t imagine a summer not filled with tiny flying lights. I hope all three of you get to see some soon…

  2. Growing up in Athens, Greece, I watched many fireflies. Now, I can only report their yearly presence near the Bavarian lake Ammersee! In London, where I live part of the year, I haven‘t seen any. I think they’ve all gone inside my head!

    old pond—
    the glow-worms and I
    travel far

    Your firefly haiku, though, Melissa is a star… I like the sense of absence and its strength, the sense of distance and identity it points to, and the associations it evokes. Wonderful!

    1. Thanks for the lovely compliment and analysis, Stella. Wonderful humor in this one you have here.

      I am amazed at how many places don’t seem to have fireflies! I think I thought they were universal somehow…

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