another sunset another gnat swims in the wine
Issue 12.1 | 19 October 2012
We both need to take more care of our wine!
spooned from rioja the winefly stumbles over damp assam teabags
Alan Summers Publications credits: Blithe Spirit 10:1 (2000)
More insect-ku! I love the stuff!
rain drenched awning a jumping spider steps across the desk
Spiders aren't insects, but thank ku, anyway.
October shadows the slow rise of a stick bug’s leg
Da Lat Christmas up and down the tree fireflies
morning alley a roach steps on its shadow
trembling bloom a bumblebee crawls from nectar
dark cloud a doe’s ear twitches the gnats
from the doorstep a beetle’s legs point to the sun
melting ice cream the long shadows of ants
within all the eyes of a jumping spider me
from the edge of a half chewed leaf rising moon
Love the way I get such a strong sense of time passing in these few words.
Drowning gnat Disturbs your crimson wine And the setting sun
Mozart opera a wave through the legs of a millipede
Three cheers for the six-legged!
I had to smile, imagining a tipsy gnat, doing the backstroke in your glass, sighing with pleasure at the sunset you are both watching!
Sweet – obviously a regular occurence! I also love insect-ku :]
midge haze – a dragonfly skip jives with its reflection
First published in Shamrock Journal: No 18
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