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Afternoon Delight

monarch butterfly floating on gossamer wings afternoon delight
written July 3, 2021

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Date: 7/4/2021 3:30:00 AM
Thanks a bunch, Milt... I’ll be singing (screeching) that song all day now. Still it is a smashing song as is your haiku a smashing haiku. Terry
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Terry Flood
Date: 7/4/2021 11:18:00 AM
I think it was by the Starland Vocal Band... and includes the lyric 'Rubbing sticks and stones together makes the sparks ignite and the thought of rubbing you is getting so exciting '. Cant think why I liked that lyric as a youngster. Terry
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/4/2021 8:30:00 AM
This is funny, Terry, because I don't thinking I ever heard the song "Afternoon Delight." Thanks for the heads-up. I'm going to look it up and listen!
Date: 7/3/2021 9:16:00 PM
Gorgeous haiku, Milt:-) Love the imagery!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/3/2021 9:27:00 PM
Thanks so much, Edward. I really appreciated your complimentary remark.
Date: 7/3/2021 8:26:00 PM
Better than the song of the same name (Afternoon Delight), Milt. Lovely penned haiku. :) gw
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/3/2021 9:27:00 PM
Thanks, gw. Never heard that song before that I know of.
Date: 7/3/2021 5:43:00 PM
Monarchs are plentiful here in September, arriving by the thousands to fuel up on beach golden rods and other autumn flowers,then continue migrating to other lands, notably South America. Sadly, certain ladies kill them by inserting needles up their rear and make collages of them! Wish it was the other way around! / Maurice
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/3/2021 6:04:00 PM
Me too, Maurice. I can't imagine that kind of cruelty so such lovely creatures treasured by so many people.
Date: 7/3/2021 11:24:00 AM
Well done! Sadly, Monarch butterflies are the favourite breakfast of bulbuls!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/3/2021 12:38:00 PM
Hmmm, I did not know that. Thanks for your read, visit, and thoughtful comment.
Date: 7/3/2021 7:52:00 AM
I love the orange hue on that kind of butterfly, it's my favorite. I agree with Tom, a nice glass a wine would set the tone for this beautiful piece. Good job, Milt. Justin.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/3/2021 8:44:00 AM
Thanks so much, Justin. I always enjoy reading your comments...and your poetry.
Date: 7/3/2021 3:40:00 AM
Love to see them in summertime as I sit in my garden, glass of wine in hand. Enjoy your weekend Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/3/2021 8:49:00 AM
Ah, such a pleasure...especially a nice white chablis.