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Best Mayfly Poems

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MAYFLY
MAYFLY

I’m shadow’s child,
grown on the lake,
by women on their own.
The reedy cattails, 
and brown mud pots, 
occupy my time.
I’m taller now, 
and skinny too,
like some...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, age, childhood, death, growth, life, love,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member If I Were A Mayfly
If I were a mayfly, living but for a day, 
I’d still live each moment with no thought of goodbye, 
Ever hopeful like summer in...

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Categories: mayfly, day, how i feel, leaving, life,
Form: Roundel
The Mayfly is up on the Kennet by M.A.Meddings
The Mayfly is up on  the  Kennet,
Well it’s Whitsun why wouldn’t it be?
There’s a fine downstream breeze,
And  the  fishing’s with ease,
Do...

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Categories: mayfly, friendship, love, nostalgia, parody, seasons, sports,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member MAYFLY MOMENT
An
echo
of delight-
harmonic
minds
in
flight,
meet in
unison to
write
and
create
ekphrasis
from another's 
sight....

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Categories: mayfly, inspirational, life, on writing and words
Form: Lanterne
The County
Summer’s golden blade does thrust
its effervescent golden musk,
and into  wheaten fields’ did trust,
a volley of  ethereal rust, 
caught by tempered, evening gust

Cart and...

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Categories: mayfly, england, imagery,
Form: Quintain (English)
THE SOLOIST
THE SOLOIST

The Universe sang itself into being, 
and we are one of it's songs.
It laughed mischievously at black holes, 
that were hidden in massive throngs.

It...

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© Edlynn Nau  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, creation, miracle, nature, universe,
Form: Personification
Nature's Meter
ancient redwood gleams
softly through the mists of time…
mayfly flitters by

-08 Jun 2014-

Average Lifespan:
Redwood Tree - 600 years
Mayfly - 1 day...

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© david mohn  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, age, insect, tree,
Form: Haiku



Bells
My bells, are shared with you,
At the ringing  in of the taut day
And the ringing out of the mayfly

The bells, brazen, lucid, warm,
Silence the...

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Categories: mayfly, beauty, music, peace,
Form: Verse
Premium Member If I should find a Butterfly
If I should find a Butterfly, 
Neath the Willow tree, 
I’d recall how she’d been an ugly bug, 
But now a wondrous, sight to see....

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© Kevin Shaw  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, imagery, insect, nature, poetry, water,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member March nymphs
ephemeral beauty
of a  mayfly goodbye-
spring's end is nigh
...

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Categories: mayfly, nature, seasons
Form: Haiku
Mayflies
ephemeral   cloud  
zillion  life  cycles  daily  
brahma sleeps  awhile 

.......

Notes: 
In Hindu Cosmology Brahma goes to sleep...

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Categories: mayfly, day, metaphor,
Form: Haiku
Her Morning Song
her morning song
awakens me
sliced oranges


Published Mayfly, cover feature...

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Categories: mayfly, happiness, how i feel, joy, life,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Savage Pond
Look out over a pond's banks
what do you see down there
a smooth unruffled surface
things lazily flying round

A frog pops up its head and
perches basking in...

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Categories: mayfly, fish, nature, water,
Form: Free verse
Mayfly's Comparison
The lifetime of a mayfly is a
single day leading to eternity,
while a single day for a man 
may be lost and ever forgotten

Within seven days...

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Categories: mayfly, absence, anger, conflict, courage, freedom, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member HAIKU EKPHRAS-recited
HAIKU EKPHRASIS
A short-lived blossom of Spring
like a mayfly that lives for the day,
the pathos of beauty so fleeting,
a few syllables that remain,where 
less is more...

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Categories: mayfly, poetry,
Form: ekphrasis
Premium Member POETRY is a process
POETRY is a process
not an artwork to admire. Words to say,
caught by the day,a one-off,’ as is’ moment,
images in sound.My voice spoken, a unique
sigh ‘twixt...

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Categories: mayfly, poetry,
Form: Verse
Eternity Lost
Born into the world
The mayfly lives for a day
Eternity lost...

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© Larry Belt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, nature
Form: Haiku
Mayoss
Cataclysmic nuptials like pebbles fall, between the slats of the grate of dawn
And end to hover 'bove  the wave of life's eternal turning grave
Fragmented...

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© Rob Browne  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, april, dark, nature,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member HERE TODAY-GONE TOMORROW
For
three
long years
a lonely
mayfly incubates-
but has just six hours to procreate....

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Categories: mayfly, nature, seasons,
Form: Fibonacci
FADING LIGHTS
FADING LIGHTS

I know I need to stop procrastinating 
about the things I need to do
but my life makes me feel so i'll 
like I have...

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© Judy Emery  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, angel, betrayal, dream, emotions, voice, writing,
Form: Narrative
Reminiscence
When as a young boy
I’d stroll through a meadow 
Clothed with wandering sheep
Along a slow meandering brook 
To a lake  
Where a silent willow...

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© David Wood  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, age, nature, youth,
Form: Free verse
The Vastness of Time
Take enough Vitamin C, they tell me,
And you can end up living forever.
However, leaving aside forever,
You can, they say, live a very long time.

Taoist 'immortals'...

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© Jim Wilson  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, life
Form: Sonnet
Garnet Star
O! Garnet star, what hydra-like,
	Immortality
How humanity doth envy,
	Thou vitality

What sayest thou of Man?
	(Surely he would say) 
O - but lowly Mayfly,
	That flutter for a day

What...

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© David VR  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: mayfly, jesus, religious, star,
Form: Quatrain
MUD ON MY HANDS
Green eyes in the crevices of rocks
will not let the fossil weep
for innocent sun.
A mayfly floats like
a dry leaf on water, in the circuit
of sharks.

I...

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Categories: mayfly, art
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member sequence-STILL BIRTH
fleeting
images
as crystalline
hallucinatory
visions;
lying
as flotsam,
washed by the tide,
transotory mayfly
that hide
within
my mind's eye-
until captured and penned..
then die...

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Categories: mayfly, imagination, on writing and words
Form: Cinqku