Alitaptap

Winged Fire
        Alitaptap
 
 
Sweet loud noises of longing the cicadas sing
The air pregnant with love trees swaying in heat
Songs filtered to soothing cello strains wisping
A lavender smoke a come kiss me melody
Into eternity the offerings out of the earth again
Repeat in finite time foreshadowing a life immortal
 
Stars cast a white light across the dark universe
Radiant heat flame throwing solar winds purveying
Life sustaining primordial elements along canyons
And hollows of the sky the energies flowed absorbed
Stimulate the death valleys deserts seeded to bloom
A white shadow heavenly broken into color wheels of life
 
We bid time under the Sun frolic on Earth our Olympus
Straddle the pendulum of life live through the seesaws
Emptied of our bodies our souls sing like the cicadas
Wings spread songs of bright and faint cries of light
Echo into the twilight our souls sparkle like angelic fireflies
Seeking love yearning once more to touch be touched
Dwell into cells the celestial stars had kissed sown
Extend life’s journey to eternity reborn a Star a Winged Fire
 
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NDR5.20.2017
Photo: Stars, mdia grab.
YouTube: Fireflies

Alitaptap is Tagalog (Filipino) for firefly. Come twilight time back home in
Manila when I was a little boy and with my brothers and friends we wait for
them to show up. And they did not disappoint. They knew we were waiting.
They twinkle around us, do flying dances and land on our shirts and hands.
A couple we collect in a jar and show to our parents. Yes the Winged Fire now
I call them. It was such a joy, a very pleasant memory of my youth. I still see
them here in the States and they bring a smile to my face.
Fireflies like the cicadas have a very short time to propagate. Thus the songs
and the fire dance they do to attract their mates, lay eggs and die. Doing this
for eons somehow they achieve immortality. Not unlike our souls in their quest
for a new life, emptied of the vessel a new one awaits.
Please check out the firefly video, thank you.

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J Ann Crowder
over 2 years

These were a very special part of my childhood too. Very nice language. It reads like the song and dance you describe.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
about 2 years

Thank you Jenifer for fave and love. I still dance with them every time I see them around. Such beautiful soothing to the eye winged friends at twilight when things get a little eerie.

Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

Very moving. I loved the title and the words you used. Well done

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

Thank you Robert. Good hearing from you as always. Glad you like it. Amazing species fireflies are, their spirit - celebrating life, love and death - their survival in style dancing with fire in their belly. I hope I am right that they do celebrate in the face of death. Again, hope springs eternal.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

That is, ...in the face of death fully aware and assured of their rebirth and survival as they have done eons of times...is what I meant to say.

Vic
over 2 years

Thanks for the journey to the past. Lovely poem Brod

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

Thanks for liking Brod. I am sure alitaptap sparkled your innocence days as well.

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