It is not the sullen strain of amphibious melody
that draws me to the eve
to descry nature’s resplendent charms.
Nor even the whisper of gentle winds
through leaf and heavy limb
that would bewitch me
with summer’s dew laden perfume.
The radiance of the moon’s full brilliance
merely guides my feet upon this path.
I take no notice.
For this night,
my attentions are drawn to another.
It is the silent song
of the firefly
sparkling over fields below
that sets my heart aglow.
Like a siren’s verse it draws me near
mindless of the dangers
that lurk in the shadows.
For how can there be darkness,
when there is so much light.
Nothing can touch me,
when surrounded by beauty such as this.
© Michele Markley 2010
written June 2010