Wednesday, September 12, 2012

look up

 over the papermill door
there was an odd shape
one who appears to be looking:
 reflection
expression
impression.
i wonder indeed what 
i seem to be 
to this one
who is hiding out
 camouflaged
by a window which
from my angle is
mirroring the suppertime sky,
and its angle 
the darkening yard.

17 comments:

Valerianna said...

A lovely, self-reflective moth... or she's wondering if the pool reflecting the sky is drinkable.

onesmallstitch said...

what a wonderful pattern on her back and such a deep, intense colour. has the neighbour's construction taken shape. I think it is a corral for giraffes-(does it have a plural?)

ronnie said...

is it a bird, is it a plane

nope - mirror moth

Ginny Huber said...

sweet wonderings, beautiful picture and "mirror moth".

Joni said...

i'd like to wear that on my finger! gorgeous

roz said...

playing peek-a-boo with itself perhaps?
kinda like the notion of this guy chuckling to himself each time he says BOO!

Velma said...

valerie, i wanted it to be a she, too.
jean, yes. giraffe corral!
ronnie, ha! jude would have fun with that one!
ginny, it surprised me!
joni, it's pretty large!
roz, oh, yeah, it's a chuckler. if not it would never have stood for my camera.

Valerianna said...

I mostly use "she" in referring to creatures, unless I know for sure it is a "he", cause most everyone else used "he" even though there's a 50/50 chance of "she-ness"... its always bugged me.

Juli said...

How beautiful, her back almost looks like cracked cement or mud, so amazing.

neki desu said...

very poetic reflection

jude said...

i like the stitched pattern where the wings meet

layers said...

What a beautiful poetic way to describe a moth.. and what an unusual moth.. the textured wings are wonderful.

Velma said...

valerie, i, too, grew up in the era of the one proper pronoun!
juli, nicely seen!
neki, why thanks!
jude, yes, stitched, too
donna, yes, it, er, she shocked me!

mansuetude said...

she b beautiful
and your presentation of her experience with the reflective sky

which sky shall she try to enter by?

Velma said...

m, she's NOT telling! but she was gone in the morning.

Gardener in the Distance said...

When there is all this huff and puff going on around us in this human world of ours, how very lovely it is to see the world as it really is - ongoing, simple, natural.

Velma Bolyard said...

faisal, agreed. absolutely.

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