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Mayflies ::Rannaicheacht Mhor Gairit

After birth
has shortest lifetime on Earth. 
Its called as 'one-day insect'
No regret, one day thenceforth.

Mayflies swarm
And within this shortest term
of life, mayflies form the groups,
and oops! dance too, that's the norm.

The mayfly
as nymph spends lifetime safely.
only purpose is to breed;
That's...Read More
Categories: mayfly, insect,
Form: Verse

Premium Member a mayfly moment

an ephemeral
goal to preserve their breed to
five minutes of life

***Thought in a haiku format, to highlight the brevity of life would be reason enough to stand on its own merits--once N/A'd.

***Re-edited: 09/29/2019

Your Best Poem that is Trophy Worthy Contest 1...Read More
Categories: mayfly, destiny, imagery, insect, life, meaningful, nature,
Form: Haiku
Frail Envelope of Flesh
for the mothers and children of Gaza  

Frail envelope of flesh,
lying cold on the surgeon’s table
with anguished eyes
like your mother’s eyes
and a heartbeat weak, unstable ...

Frail crucible of dust,
brief flower come to this—
your tiny hand
in your mother’s hand
for a...Read More
Categories: mayfly, grave, holocaust, humanity, prejudice, racism, violence,
Form: Verse

A deep wooded valley, heavily condensed with enriching moisture, and more importantly, teeming with an assortment of life, of every size, shape, and species. One such life just awoke and has spread its delicate see-through sheen-like white wings. It is...Read More
Categories: mayfly, beautiful, goodbye, insect, inspiration, life, moon, stars,
Form: Prose
The Mayfly Man
Today is for raising verve and fervor
Today is not for the self but for the serving
Today is a rag squeezed completely dry
Today is for finding out the what and why
The soul's search continues on this day
The right door opens when...Read More
Categories: mayfly, adventure, anxiety, appreciation, courage, environment, today, words,
Form: Carpe Diem

Sun begins to wake
Mayfly on a summer day
final kiss goodbye...Read More
Categories: mayfly, sun, sunshine,
Form: Haiku
On this day
Pomegranates in full bloom
on this splendid afternoon.

Mayfly sways on blade of grass.
Lazy clouds floating past.

Sunlit pond, still as glass.
If this day could only last....Read More
Categories: mayfly, sun,
Form: Rhyme
The arrival
An easy breeze blows softly
through the pitch pine trees.

The mayfly knows 
it's time to find the lily pad.

Squirrels in search of nuts
tucked away for such a day as this.

All creation cries with joy-
summer has arrived....Read More
Categories: mayfly, summer, sunshine,
Form: Free verse
Life Spans
forsythia fades 
redwood stands a thousand years
     Mayfly lives her day....Read More
Categories: mayfly, day, flower,
Form: Haiku
Short lived 
As a moment 
Merely a day
The flutter of wings 
Under a blue sky, 
Time only to copulate
Fertilize the eggs 
And then die, 
The lifespan 
Of a Green Drake Mayfly. 

        ...Read More
Categories: mayfly, nature,
Form: Free verse

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 noxious weed.
And in a minute,
with one frail breath,
I’m a woman too.
I’m golden new,
in nodes of...Read More
Categories: mayfly, age, childhood, death, growth, life, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Science Lesson From a Mayfly
Damselflies are dainty, they are wisest of the wise.
Dragonflies a bit dumpy, much bigger than you and I.
I am a three-tailed Mayfly, so I am an expert in flies.
You can call me a Stonefly, but only if your name is...Read More
Categories: mayfly, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Bumblings
I wonder what a bumble be,
And what could make the butter fly
And if a mayfly may - and if so, why?

30 Jan 2019
For Pithy Pants Contest
Sponsored by Maureen McGreavy...Read More
Categories: mayfly, animal, fun, nonsense, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Mayfly Hated the Caddis Fly
The mayfly hated the caddis fly.
Although she was not quite sure why
All she knew was that she was supposed to hate caddis flies,
and so she hated him, with all his sneaking and his lies.
Despised him with all of her might.
Hated...Read More
Categories: mayfly, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member a morning

a morning mayfly
sits at my screen door
looking in

posted on July 9, 2018...Read More
Categories: mayfly, insect, nature, peace, perspective, summer,
Form: Haiku
Garnet Star
O! Garnet star, what hydra-like,
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 thinkest thou of Time?
	(Surely he would think)
A torrent inexhaustible,	
	I forever drink	
Lo, but I know a...Read More
Categories: mayfly, jesus, religious, star,
Form: Quatrain
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 the month of May, 
If I were a mayfly. 

For though life would fleet, my...Read More
Categories: mayfly, day, how i feel, leaving, life, love,
Form: Roundel
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. 
If I could talk to a Dragonfly, 
Hovering by the water spring, 
We’d talk...Read More
Categories: mayfly, imagery, insect, nature, poetry, water,
Form: Rhyme
ephemeral   cloud  
zillion  life  cycles  daily  
brahma sleeps  awhile 


In Hindu Cosmology Brahma goes to sleep for a period of 4.32 
billion years, which is a period of time equal one...Read More
Categories: mayfly, day, metaphor,
Form: Haiku
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 tree stood
And there beneath I sat
In the shade of slender leaves
To ponder a while.
Mayfly hovered...Read More
Categories: mayfly, age, nature, youth,
Form: Free verse
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 horse they trot out forth,
spilling damsels, on the stones,
clouds and mayfly drift off  north,
bees...Read More
Categories: mayfly, england, imagery,
Form: Quintain (English)

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 spun a pirouette of galaxies,
danced in dizzy, joyful bliss.
It cast a spell of clustered stars,...Read More
Categories: mayfly, creation, miracle, nature, universe,
Form: Personification
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 chatter of the clouds,
Bring solace to a weary ear

And the peeling bellow of the rim,
The...Read More
Categories: mayfly, beauty, music, peace,
Form: 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 mayfly 
colonies die, while for
months and years a man 
lives silencing own breath 

Within a...Read More
Categories: mayfly, absence, anger, conflict, courage, freedom, inspirational, lonely,
Form: Free verse
Her Morning Song
her morning song
awakens me
sliced oranges

Published Mayfly, cover feature...Read More
Categories: mayfly, happiness, how i feel, joy, life, romance,
Form: Haiku