#Haikai Challenge #142: firefly, lightning bug (hotaru) — language of love

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Giclee Fine Art Print Fireflies in the Forest Moon Love Art image 0
“Fireflies in the Forest,” by Ramona Pase

 

Understanding the mysteries
of the language of love
takes warm midsummer nights
under the full moon –
fireflies signal lifelong devotion

 

 

Frank J. Tassone is the host of Haikai Challenge.  Frank says:
This week, write the #haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to the Firefly.

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  1. Sadje says:

    A lovely poem for a beautiful image.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome 😇

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  2. Indira says:

    Beautiful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Indira, glad you like it.

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  3. Midsummer nights, full moon, fireflies…perfect combo for a heady verse! 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      ❤ Thank you, Punam.

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      1. You are so welcome.

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  4. judeitakali says:

    This is beautiful.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Many thanks.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    I like the gentleness of your words. (K)

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Kerfe. Watching them brings out gentleness in me.

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  6. Reblogged this on Frank J. Tassone and commented:
    #Haiku Happenings #2: Jade Li’s latest #Gogyohka for my current #haikai challenge!

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  7. Beautiful lines for a beautifully picture

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Shweta.

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  8. Never tire of this sight and always wit the same lift of spirit, infusion of magic as the very first wonder- hardly anything in my life retains that intense poignancy of first experience. It’s a wonder in itself. So happy you wrote about them.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      They are special phenomenon to behold for sure. Glad you enjoyed the poem, Christine.

      Like

  9. -Eugenia says:

    Beautiful and tender, Jade!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks much, Eugi. Glad you enjoyed it.

      Like

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