Fireflies

Still the lake at evening,
Where fireflies neath dark skies
Dance and glow o’er watery blue
And vie with stars to cast a hue
As fireflies do.

Still the lake at evening,
Where fish sleep in pools deep.
Fallen wind and fallen sun
Let water boatmen journey on
As boatmen do.

Still the lake at evening,
With my hand in your hand,
Sharing stillness with the lake,
But soon the twilight peace will break
As dancing, glowing, love awakes,
As fireflies do.

Simon Mayor