Ruta Mohapatra

Gold Star - 22,250 Points (30.05.1965 / Cuttack)

The Gentle Firefly - Poem by Ruta Mohapatra

The Gentle Firefly




I lay in the dark
Inside the mosquito net
Waiting for sleep to come
And my eyelids to set
The gentle firefly
Entered the room
Its' blinking light
Dispelled the gloom
I silently wondered
As I followed its' flight
How good it would be
To have my own light



(Ruta Mohapatra)

Topic(s) of this poem: nature

Form: Occasional Poem


Comments about The Gentle Firefly by Ruta Mohapatra

  • Kim Barney (6/22/2019 10:55:00 AM)

    A delightful poem! This is especially fascinating to me because there are no fireflies where I live. I have never seen one.
    Ruta, you do have your own light. Wherever you go, your inner light is always illuminating other people.
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    Ruta Mohapatra(6/22/2019 12:58:00 PM)

    Thank you, Kim, for the pleasant comments! They made my day!

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  • Dominic Windram (3/6/2019 6:14:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem Ruta! (Report)Reply

    Ruta Mohapatra(3/6/2019 11:04:00 PM)

    Thank you, Dominic!

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  • Rebecca Navarre (9/30/2018 9:31:00 PM)

    Ever such beauty! .. Filled with nature and heart! ..
    Beautifully painted! .. Thank you ever so much for
    sharing this! .. Ever so many
    10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++
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    Ruta Mohapatra(10/1/2018 12:39:00 AM)

    Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  • Bri Edwards (8/27/2018 12:53:00 AM)

    (cont.)

    occasional poetry?

    i've copied 2 online 'definitions':

    1 - Occasional poetry is poetry composed for a particular occasion. ***

    &

    2 - As a term of literary criticism, occasional poetry describes the work's purpose and the poet's relation to subject matter. It is not a genre, but several genres originate as occasional poetry, ...

    *** examples of occasions given: inaugurations, weddings, birthdays

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  • Bri Edwards (8/27/2018 12:52:00 AM)

    (cont.)

    Bharati's comment echoes your poem, including what i think (know) is a grammatical error: Its'. i don't think THAT 'word' exists. hee-hee. i'll go easy on you and say it's an honest typo; even Bri makes those!

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  • Bri Edwards (8/27/2018 12:52:00 AM)

    i am pretty sure you correctly used lay, but the use of tenses of verbs '(to) lie'...[NOT the one meaning to tell an untruth! ]....and '(to) lay' is CONFUSING....even to Bri! if i hadn't continued reading past the first line....and seen entered....i would not have known if you were speaking of the present or the past. : ( ha ha.

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (8/4/2018 5:23:00 AM)

    I lay in the dark
    Inside the mosquito net
    Waiting for sleep to come.....fabulous poetic expression! My pleasure revisiting this beautiful poem!
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  • Bharati Nayak (7/21/2018 10:41:00 AM)

    I lay in the dark
    Inside the mosquito net
    Waiting for sleep to come
    And my eyelids to set
    The gentle firefly
    Entered the room
    Its' blinking light
    Dispelled the gloom
    I silently wondered
    As I followed its' flight
    How good it would be
    To have my own light
    - - - - -A short and succinct poem , loved reading.
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  • (6/25/2018 1:13:00 PM)

    Beautiful, a very nice ending.10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Steve Howard (6/14/2018 9:11:00 AM)

    It is apparent from the verse that you DO have your own light :) (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (6/9/2018 1:46:00 AM)

    Wow, very very nice poem...I would like to add this to my favorite poems....lovely! 💝💗10++++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/21/2018 2:07:00 AM)

    I enjoyed the beautiful imagery. +++10 (Report)Reply

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  • Bipasha D (1/27/2018 8:35:00 AM)

    A sweet poem. Thanks for sharing.
    Warm regards, Bipasha
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/28/2017 4:55:00 AM)

    A fascinating brief poem! Appreciated the beauty of expression! (Report)Reply

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  • Jazib Kamalvi (9/6/2017 1:13:00 PM)

    A great start with a nice poem, Ruta. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (9/6/2017 12:41:00 PM)

    The gentle firefly
    Entered the room
    Its' blinking light
    Dispelled the gloom
    I silently wondered
    As I followed its' flight
    How good it would be
    To have my own light.......such a nice poem in simple words.. you express your great desire to have your own light like the firefly. just simply liked this poem and your powerful imagination and thoughts. tony
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  • Prabhata Kumar Sahoo (9/3/2017 12:16:00 PM)

    If human would have own light, a lot of sorrow of the society could have been resolved.Good start.7 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 3, 2017



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