Poetry Friday – Fireflies at Midnight

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Jama’s Alphabet Soup, to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness.
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I hope that everyone is having a fantastic November day. It’s still bright and sunny here in Florida. We had a cold snap last week–it got down into the low 70s during the day and the low 50s at night! Hopefully it’ll cool back down again once we approach Thanksgiving.
NaNoWriMo has been keeping me busy (I’m actually a few thousand words behind). With all my time devoted to trying to hit my word goal, I am not sure how many poems I will get a chance to write this month. So instead, I have checked out some wonderful poetry books from the library and I figured I could review them here.
Fireflies at Midnigth
poems by Marilyn Singer
Pictures by Ken Robbins
I love fireflies and have fond memories of catching them when I was a kid. This collection of poems focuses on all sorts of animals–from otters to butterflies to foxes. It definitely has a sort of summer-y feel to it.
My favorite poem in the book is all about a spider. Being a stay-at-home mom, my life revolves around the inner workings of the house–dinners, bills, late nights, long days, bed times, tickle fights. I love that my home is the hub for all that I hold dear. I wonder, though, if the Spider relishes in the few moments of alone time she gets when she goes grocery shopping by herself. No? Just me?
Spider
Web is the work
is the home
is the trap
is the hub
is the map
is the night
is the day
is the hour
is the power
is the pattern
is the way
© Marilyn Singer 2003

9 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Fireflies at Midnight

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  1. Cool poem, Rebecca! Haven't seen this book yet — Marilyn has published so many it's quite a challenge to read everything. Good luck and have fun with your novel writing this month!

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  2. Love this poem. The rest of the book sounds like it would be fun, too. And yes, I can relate to relishing the alone time at the grocery store! Good luck with NaNoMo.

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  3. Very nice that you were thinking ahead so you could post even with your busy writing schedule! I spent some time thinking about Marilyn's word choices in this poem. Masterful!

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