For as Long as the Stars

June 10, 2011

Glow worms: Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

Image Credit: BossClark DownUnder

There was once a glow-worm who emerged out into the world for the first time, and beheld the night sky. While her sisters took their places on the blades of grass to await the menfolk, she stayed gazing at the stars.

Before long Stargazer’s sisters began to glow and twinkle around her in the grass. To the young glow-worm it was a pretty sight, but not as glorious as the stars above.

Now it is the way of glow-worms for the menfolk and womenfolk to each be blessed with a different gift. The menfolk may fly among the heavens, yet are dull to behold. The womenfolk glow like gems, yet are wingless, and must remain among the tall grass. [Read more]

From The Fable of the Glow-worm by Barry J. Northern

I wish I was a glow worm,
A glow worm’s never glum.
‘Cos how can you be grumpy
When the sun shines out your bum!


One comment

  1. Hahahahaha, love that little ditty!

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