New Poem: At My Niece’s Graduation Party

New Poem: At My Niece’s Graduation Party


At My Niece’s Graduation Party

Twilight settling
moist at the edges
as offspring of all ages
joyous together and unhesitant
even though they are
of scattering connections and just met
seamlessly undulate, interact, as in a dance
on the green grass near the open field
chasing blinking fireflies
whose bioluminescent beacons
are coyly encouraging this serendipitous,
unplanned aspect of the festivity;
they are easy to catch, exclaim about, and then let go
while the adults talk and delightedly watch
on folding chairs under the colorful backyard tent
stuffed with vegetable lasagna and brisket
musing about flitting transitions,
toddlers to children turned teens
how brightly they glow
and how ephemeral
but somehow eternal
this fleeting moment is
of restful lazy early summer
before they all fly off
in separate directions
to court their own radiant
but flashing futures.

Polly Castor


I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Becky Smith 9 years ago

    Polly- I like your poem very much! Captures the moment well!

  2. Deborah 9 years ago

    Love it!

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