Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Big Green Thing






She tells me to hurry.

It was "flitting about  

like a butterfly"





When I fetch the camera 

it is on the ground 

by the watering can. 




Hurriedly snapping. Focus on auto. 


No hint 


of skills.  




Waves of its feelers - it finds the green 


bush. And 


is gon








ps - Length of 'The Big Green Thing': from nose to tail about 10 to 12 cms.




12 comments:

  1. The big Green thing....what if everything new and strange to us could get such loving attention!!! He isn't very pretty, but then again, not many of us are.
    I loved that, Gwil, you are quick with the camera and quick with your poetical skills!!!

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    1. He's somewhere in the ivy bush. Hiding. Thinking. Biding his time. As they do. There's a small one around here somewhere. An off-spring it could be.

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  2. __ A life, photo caught before the end of its natural value; nifty Gwilym. _m

    memories
    forever on this paper
    legacy

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    1. I hope I don't have nightmares. Last night there were bats circling the street lamp. It's getting very Hitchcockian.

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    2. I like Taigu Roykan's quote from your other blog.
      __ In my eye it says, selfism hasn't changed from then to the now... and wont, into the tomorrows. Technology has.
      Smiles! _m

      street lamp
      lures the night flies
      bat bait

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    3. It's an odd thing. Our old street lamps didn't lure anything.

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  3. It's got a very elongated leg or two or more.

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    1. The knees look metallic. Perhaps it's a drone ;)

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  4. Well you can keep it over there Gwil - I don't wish to see it in my garden.

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  5. It's a grasshopper, and the long thing at the back looks like an ovipositor to me- used for laying eggs, so that would make it a female grasshopper. Nice poem :o).

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  6. Just looked more closely at the enlarged photo and it's a cricket, not a grasshopper (the long antennae are the giveaway)

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