For about a week, one of the main buildings at McGill’s Macdonald Campus has been covered with mayflies (Order Ephemeroptera):
It happens every year, about this time. It is lovely, and reminds me of why I love entomology.
I decided to write two Haiku about them. Short poems to honour their short lives (as adults) Caveat: I claim no real ability in writing Haiku!
Fleeting life on land
Triangle wings on brick wall
Fly into summer
Wings unfold and dry
Fragile signals of solstice
Goodbye fish, I’m free
Thanks, by the way, to Three Lines about Six Legs -a post there (about mayflies) inspired this (and I know that the author of that post walked by the same brick wall…).
P.S. Later this week I’ll be off for a week’s vacation so there won’t be any new posts for a little while. I’ll write again in early July.
2 thoughts on “A Tribute to Mayflies”
I’m glad to have inspired . . .
love the poems!
lovely…even though they have nothing to do with freezers.