Flowers—Lines—Ice

Posts tagged “Insect

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Walking in Pink Clouds


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Greetings


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The Bee and the Peony (#2)


We can still see you

 


Visitor


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Family Outing

Family Outing


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Blue-winged Wasp

Blue-winged Wasp


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Life, fragile and…

Life, fragile and..


The Fly

The Fly

 

The Fly

Little Fly
Thy summer’s play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush’d away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink & sing;
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength & breath;
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

William BlakeSongs of Experience

 

 


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TL1

TL1


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Dragonfly Exuvia

Puparium


Little Pie and the Ant

LP and the Ant

 

As LP will tell you herself, she is an outdoor girl.  Any chance she gets, she is climbing rocks and trees, digging in the dirt, hunting for worms, and cooking up dandelion stews. One of her favorite pastimes of all: ant watching! 🙂


Three Cheers for the Ants

Three cheers for the ants

 

Four in the Morning

by

Wislawa Szymborska

The hour from night to day.
The hour from side to side.
The hour for those past thirty.

The hour swept clean to the crowing of cocks.
The hour when earth betrays us.
The hour when wind blows from extinguished stars.
The hour of and-what-if-nothing-remains-after-us.

The hollow hour.
Blank, empty.
The very pit of all other hours.

No one feels good at four in the morning.
If ants feel good at four in the morning
–three cheers for the ants. And let five o’clock come
if we’re to go on living.

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Translated by Magus J. Krynski and Robert A. Maguire

From Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts:  Seventy Poems by Wislawa Szymborska (Princeton UP, 1981)

 

 

 

 


A Hybrid Species in the Making?