Fireflies In The Garden Poem by Robert Frost

Fireflies In The Garden

Rating: 3.8

Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,
And here on earth come emulating flies,
That though they never equal stars in size,
(And they were never really stars at heart)
Achieve at times a very star-like start.
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.

Andrew Hoellering 28 May 2009

The thought of fireflies trying to emulate 'real stars' is as way out as it is wonderful, but Frost follows their initial glow of success with a last line that is both true and unexpected and makes the poem, which combines complete simplicity with total technical mastery.

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Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine out

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Jayatissa K. Liyanage 21 August 2014

Fireflies per se have no value or importance in our day to day life. Yet, in poetry they come in to limelight more often for different reasons. I like the context in which fireflies are taken and the writing by and large.

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Ezeonu Augustine 21 April 2017

I had to think through the last line. It is both sudden and true. I love it.

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shitsack 10 April 2019

poems are n i g g e r s and im the kkk

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julian 14 October 2020

some say it will end in water

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the pp 12 February 2020

is the following of the sizes. size large

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isaiah martinez 10 December 2019

The poem was good :)

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Kaitlyn 17 November 2019

I love the fire and Ice ballad

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Solomon Senxer 02 September 2019

Well, I am not even a fly that glows, And do I achieve nothing that flows. Here I am receiving only the blows!

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