Poetry in Motion
Fireflies in the GardenRobert Frost
Fireflies in the Garden
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 starlike start.
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.
"Fireflies in the Garden" from The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright © 1958 by Robert Frost. Reprinted with arrangement with Henry Holt and Company.
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