An electric nymph
Cool and effulgent, on an
Unmade bed of grass
Hands filled with lightning
Wishes light as paper cast
On counterfeit stars
Underneath the moon
Harvesting fireflies for a
And I had a rictameter
Dress my spine in satin
The color of expensive wine
Light me recurrently like a firefly
Drink of me, of the forbidden
Sweetness between bared thighs
Make me unchaste
30 thoughts on “Firefly Haiku”
Wonderful – love your haikus,. they are very special, and the rictameter is also great. 🙂 🙂
Thank you Helen =)
some nice heat in that last one…
i love fireflies…smiles.
the unmade bed of grass is a very cool line too.
have a wonderfulfriday!
Awwww thank you Brian you as well =) Growing up in NC we had fireflies , that is something I miss about summer, something I hope Isadora will get to see
Charming Haiku, all three, but I do like the first best- and satin the color of wine dressing your spine, yummy!, er, I mean tantalizing and provocative, very nice reading, I shall however, through the remainder of the day, exist as a firefly flitting your way!
Awww hehe thank you Scott,
wow! I’m speechless 🙂
Awww thanks Celestine =)
‘Electric nymph’, “counterfeit stars’ and as a ‘primitive lantern’ ~ to describe the little fireflies is ingenious. Smart thinking!!
Thank you Nanka!
I like the electric nymph on an unmade bed of grass best!
Thank you =)
Counterfeit stars but magical nonetheless…Loved your choice of words 🙂
Thank you fireflies are magical =)
“unmade bed of grass” lovely. thanks for your kind words at blackandgray.
Thank you and my pleasure your poetry is wonderful
Beautiful haiku and the rictameter is so seductive…Makes my firefly haiku…well, childish lol
Thank you so much Susie =) Your haiku was fabulous!
Counterfeit is my favorite. All very nice but that one was magic to me.
Thank you Maggie =)
A grand bouquet of Haiku. Full of emotions.
Awww thank you =)
‘ Electric nymph’ is a good description. I couldn’t restrict myself to one either and wrote two 🙂
Thank you =) It is a lovely theme
Lovely! And who knew that fireflies could be so seductive.
I love the idea of an unmade bed of grass!Haiku Heights Firefly
Thank you =)
The rictameter is so powerful! Well done!
Thank you so much!