Note

There is a thunderstorm approaching from the southwest -- common this time of year -- & just now as I was taking the dogs down to the end of the road for a quick "out" before bed & before the storm, I noticed that there were a whole lot of fireflies about. The kind that have a greenish light & blink quickly, not the slower blinking yellowish ones.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

4 thoughts on “Note”

  1. It was, but the storm didn’t really pan out — went south of us — which was a little disappointing.

  2. Last week, I was sharing a campsite on the Inca Trail about 10 miles walking distance from Machu Picchu. One of the people in camp was describing a scene from their youth in Malaysia. They talked about rounding a bend in a river and seeing the air full of fire flies for the first time. A British couple were amazed. They’d never seen fireflies growing up in the north/central part of England.

    I thought fireflies were everywhere but apparently not in the UK!

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