Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Mag - 7 September 2014

Magpie Tales 236

neque tinea demolitur

What is your destiny this day
Oh cosmic moth?
Shall you live or die?
Do come inside my tent
escape your demise,
 as thunder echoed
and rain hammers.
Be safe beneath my tent
cozy by my lantern light
as rain splatters
in a symphony of judgment.
Nerves gratified
yet blissfully aware
and oddly content.
Cozy are we by lantern light
this rainy night.

and so the moth lives to see another day.


TexWisGirl said...


Cloudia said...

This well conceived and well executed poem seems really revealing of the companionable K I am having the pleasure of friendship with. We are sisters who never met, of different mothers :-)

ALOHA from Honolulu

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm a skipper
Said the critter
Neither moth
Nor butterfly
But I'm pretty chipper!

Carrie Van Horn said...

So this Karen!

Karen S. said...

Cloudia, I like that description, sisters who haven't met yet, of different mother's, I tease little four year old Mason all the time that's he my brother from another mother!

Karen S. said...

Thunder- I love it, you're a poet and I didn't know it! and now I do! :)

sage said...

The moth is not drawn to fly too close to the light and to his own demise?

Gail Dixon said...

You have a beautiful way of writing. I hope you have a wonderful week, Karen!

Sumana Roy said...

this is so endearing...lovely

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely! You have a way with words.

Truedessa said...

I enjoyed reading this a different take and I am glad the moth lived to see another day.

Helen said...

I was rooting for the moth! Yea ... Nicely done.

Berowne said...

Elegant and very well written.

Kutamun said...

Yet one gets the sense it is only a temporary reprieve for said moth , like visiting a cosy pub in LOTR......!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Most excellent!

The Silver Fox said...

Great poem, and terrific illustration.

Michael said...

symphony of judgement. Be dully advised that I am shamelessly stealing this

Amrit Sinha said...

Beautifully illustrated the life of a moth :-)

Tess Kincaid said...

I like this conversation with your mothy friend...

Anonymous said...

There is a wonderful symmetry to this ;) Love and Light, S

Donetta Sifford said...

I love your style of writing and very different take on the prompt! Amazing.

Susan Anderson said...

I really like this one. There's a lovely serenity to it.