Just Plain Foolish

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Bugs and creepy crawlies (One Deep Breath)

Walking past gardens
Flaunting bleeding heart, lilies
Bumblebees abound.

Tiny butterfly
Rides warm rose perfumed breezes
Pure joy in flight

Honey bees fly low
Kissing spiky thistle blooms
Taking sweetness home.

Dragonflies shimmer
Gently skimming over the lake
Jewels on water

Waiting for the stars
Watching daring bats careen
To eat mosquitoes.

Twilight tiptoes in
Fireflies blink a green welcome
Seeking romance

Old Daddy Longlegs
Crawls up my leg to explore,
But does not bite.

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Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

nice variety here - I like the dragonflies best!

6/26/2007 5:14 AM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

Thank you. I love the variety of life in "bugs and creepy crawlies" - even mosquitoes can be sort of pretty, though I have to admit I'm glad the bats mean I am less likely to be bitten.

On Sunday, my husband and I were walking with his brother to a condo that his brother wants to buy, when a butterfly just popped out of a rosebush right in front of my face. Gorgeous.

And, of course, when the 17-year cicadas came, I seemed to be the only one in town who enjoyed the concert every night. For once, I couldn't hear all the city sounds, just insect song, and it sent me straight to sleep.

Plus, well, red and blue eyed alien bugs. Too cool.

6/26/2007 5:28 AM  
Blogger Southern Me~ said...

I love the diverse variety as well. The Dragonflies are my muse. Wonderfully Done!

6/26/2007 6:09 AM  
Blogger Regina said...

What wonderful examples of nature! Oh, how I miss the fireflies...

6/26/2007 7:17 AM  
Blogger Clare said...

Oh, I really enjoyed all of these! Such beautiful moments of color and movement and imagery. I especially love the butterfly as it "rides warm rose perfumed breezes" and the honey bees "kissing spiky thistle blooms/ taking sweetness home" and "watching daring bats careen".

6/26/2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

I really love the second one (I could see this tiny butterfly surfing on the scent).

6/26/2007 8:33 AM  
Blogger polona said...

isn't insect life just amazing!

6/26/2007 11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No creepy crawlies here! Lovely nature poems .

6/26/2007 1:27 PM  
Blogger get zapped said...

I love how you covered the gamut of bugs, feels like summer now ;)

6/26/2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger Roswila said...

Waiting for the stars
Watching daring bats careen
To eat mosquitoes.

Nice! And the stars are a feast for our eyes. :-)

6/26/2007 2:10 PM  
Blogger Kayt Ludi said...

absolutely beautiful :)

thanks for stopping by my blog!

6/26/2007 4:42 PM  
Blogger megan said...

the fireflies in the twilight blinking a green welcome...SO nice.

6/26/2007 5:49 PM  
Blogger Rae Trigg said...

I presume the one about the bats was inspired by the evening we all spent watching bats in D.C. as they swooped and darted and made turns and maneuvers a fighter-jet pilot could only be envious of ....

6/27/2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger Plain Foolish said...

*grin* Yeah, that, and a starwatching trip with Craig where we were the only ones with binoculars, so we had the best view of the bats in the early evening, while everybody else was getting their equipment set up.

6/27/2007 11:56 AM  
Blogger jem said...

I really like the dragonflies one - you capture well how special they are. And the mosquitoes one is great too - 'daring bats careen' is a wonderful phrase.

6/28/2007 4:13 AM  
Blogger Patois42 said...

How inspired you must have been by the prompt this week! I enjoyed them all, especially the "green welcome" of the fireflies and "watching daring bats careen."

6/28/2007 6:12 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

hmmmm...never thought bugs would be so cute! And who doesn't love the beauty and freedom of a dragonfly. Thanks for sharing.

6/30/2007 9:26 AM  

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