Poetry

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Beautiful Beetle

Green beetle, sheen beetle
six-spotted tiger beetle
soaking up sun on a stone
Green beetle, sheen beetle
six-spotted tiger beetle
seeing me near so you’ve flown

Not top quality verse, just for fun.

The Facts
I found this cool insect by one of my flower gardens. Such an amazing dazzling emerald shade! I wanted to know more about this creature. It really is called a six-spotted tiger beetle.
Here are some good links for tiger beetle info in case you want to know more too:

Types of tiger beetles in Ontario
http://www.uoguelph.ca/debu/tiger-beetles.htm

Comprehensive US site on Tiger Beetles
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/tigb/index.htm

Scientific info on ground beetles of Canada
http://www.cbif.gc.ca/spp_pages/carabids/phps/index_e.php

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Welcome to Winter

 Pines stand
limbs pinned
awaiting wind
to brush the weight
of winter white
from their boughs
to be bowed
no longer

Yes, winter has descended on my world with a whomp. Nothing…and then suddenly in 2 days about a foot of snow with more in the forecast. At least it waited till December this year. Nothing to do but use it as inspiration for a bit of spontaneous word play. Enjoy.


(photo and verse c Lizann Flatt)

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My Carpet of Leaves

 
Leaves lie all over the lawn
like a carpet of embers
fallen and fading
discarded, decaying
to feed my mind with
impressions, promises
though cold encroaches
once winter is weathered
warm winds will
bring green
kisses
again
text and photo copyright Lizann Flatt, 2009
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