by Amy Lowell

If I could catch the green lantern of a firefly
I could see to write you a letter.

SOURCE: Poetry (March 1917).

IMAGE: Still from animated feature Grave of the Fireflies (1988).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Amy Lowell (1874-1925) was an American poet of the imagist school from Brookline, Massachusetts, who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926.