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Dance of the Fruitflies

Outside my window is a papaya tree, loaded with fruits mostly green awaiting maturity for consumption while smaller ones ripen from corruption. One papaya fully matured almost yellow, camouflaged by leaves and nature 's halo. Ever noticed that the papaya when ripe exudes translucent light, dancing to entice? Fascinated I was when staring at the fruitlink, golden yellow changes orangey, then reddish pink. Like space beams unseen by bored bland eyes, blind to the fanfare and the dance of the fruitflies. Of courtship romancing every minute of the day, nature's breath forever throbbing in sexual play, Vital as of birds, the bees and all God's creations reproduction is the essence and seeds proliferation. Incessant intercourse is nature's scheme in union with foreplay imperative for nectars ripe for fusion. Mesmerized, the dance of birds honed in on erotic colours, as fruit blushed, birds stimulated created chaos in palours. Tweeting, wings flipping, screeching in agonizing pain, Agitated in delirious arousal, little hearts beating under strain. Synchronised flying directly at the yellow flirt, birds eye view they flew, all aiming 'neath the skirt. Oh! the fate of them which ripen before their time, sickly, watery coloured babies, pricked and stymied. Nature's errors, good only as food for pests and waste, ripen before time so no seed for birds to propagate. Fallen prey to imitating droning of the bird's courting cries, greenies inveigle arousing only the Dance of the Fruitflies.

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Date: 7/21/2014 8:52:00 AM
A super fine write my friend! A description that entices one to race to the nearest store to buy papaya! My wife loves papaya, mango's , pineapples and American peaches, strawberries and blueberries!
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 8/11/2014 6:08:00 AM
Such a long delay in replying dear Robert, so sorry, anyway thanks for the comments and so glad your beautiful lady loves papaya. Be seeing you, Alofas, Tiaua.
Date: 7/1/2014 12:52:00 PM
I can see their dance...love these: "golden yellow changes orangey, then reddish pink. Like space beams unseen by bored bland eyes, blind to the fanfare and the dance of the fruitflies." "Fallen prey to imitating droning of the bird's courting cries, greenies inveigle arousing only the Dance of the Fruitflies."
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 7/2/2014 6:29:00 PM
Talofa ML, you picked the description that portrays the very essense of this piece, thanks for understanding. Luv and gratitide dear friend, Tiaua
Date: 6/13/2014 8:30:00 PM
Another incredible write, Tiaua! I love papayas - can't get enough! Another gem from your incredible pen!
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 6/15/2014 8:05:00 AM
Dearest Pandita, thanks so much for your visit and genuine comment. You are as sweet as our tropical papayas. I will be seeing you soon, Alofas Tiaua.
Date: 5/2/2014 3:16:00 AM
I concur. Beautiful words in a beautiful poem. Nicely done, my friend. And I envy you your island. Isn't amazing that as far away as we are, we can still read each others poems? Come by soon Love and blessings :-) Mel
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 5/2/2014 4:11:00 PM
I thank you dear Mel for making time to read my poem and for such glowing affirmation. Yes dear friend, our community here in PS is like my little island where every one knows each other, its a beautiful haven to escape to and enjoy reading your poems, I will be in touch, Alofas Tiaua.
Date: 5/1/2014 5:14:00 PM
Beautifully written; the symphony of nature.
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 5/1/2014 10:56:00 PM
Greetings dear Faye, so kind to leave an encouraging comment, when you live on a small tropical island like us, nature rules ones life, Thanks again. Tiaua
Date: 4/30/2014 2:51:00 PM
A beautiful write my friend.
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 5/1/2014 10:49:00 PM
thanks for the visit and your sincere comment dear Roger, its a real treat knowing someone is reading my pieces and caring enough to comment, I will keep in touch. Alofas, Tiaua
Date: 4/25/2014 3:12:00 AM
- Dear Tiaua, a poem that makes me happy - Truly a pleasure to read .... beautiful words in a beautiful poem. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 4/25/2014 3:41:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise, very glad this poem brought you some joy, I value your visits especially your comments. Alofas, Tiaua
Date: 4/24/2014 6:33:00 PM
Interesting write with one questionable item in the fourth line of your third verse. The definition of the word "promulgation" is to declare something to the world or make something law. That word does not appear to fit in your verse. Are you sure you don't mean "proliferation" (reproduce rapidly and thoroughly)?
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 4/24/2014 7:40:00 PM
Thanks Robert for helping, proliferation is much more appropriate - hence the change. Looked up Thesaurus: English(U.S) found spread, broadcast etc. thus the word usage. Appreciate your interest and educated critique. Alofas Tiaua.
Date: 4/24/2014 6:24:00 PM
I remember a geneticist at Columbia University experimented with fruit flies to prove Gregor Mendel's laws of heredity. This is a decently descriptive writing.
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Tiaua M Ioane
Date: 4/24/2014 7:30:00 PM
You have placed this piece up there with the scientists dear Robert, that's a privilege indeed. Fruit flies here in the tropics are natures sexual predators and rapists, thats why their genes are well spread. Thanks for the visit.