Mayfly Poems - Below
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Mayflies ::Rannaicheacht Mhor Gairit
has shortest lifetime on Earth.
Its called as 'one-day insect'
No regret, one day thenceforth.
And within this shortest term
of life, mayflies form the groups,
and oops! dance too, that's the norm.
as nymph spends lifetime safely.
only purpose is to breed;
a mayfly moment
mayfly, destiny, imagery, insect, life, meaningful, nature,
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.
Your Best Poem that is Trophy Worthy Contest 1...Read More
Frail Envelope of Flesh
mayfly, grave, holocaust, humanity, prejudice, racism, violence,
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
FLIGHT OF THE DRAGONFLY AND THE MAYFLY
mayfly, beautiful, goodbye, insect, inspiration, life, moon, stars,
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
The Mayfly Man
mayfly, adventure, anxiety, appreciation, courage, environment, today, words,
Form: Carpe Diem
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
mayfly, sun, sunshine,
Sun begins to wake
Mayfly on a summer day
final kiss goodbye...Read More
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
mayfly, summer, sunshine,
Form: Free verse
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
mayfly, day, flower,
redwood stands a thousand years
Mayfly lives her day....Read More
Form: Free verse
As a moment
Merely a day
The flutter of wings
Under a blue sky,
Time only to copulate
Fertilize the eggs
And then die,
Of a Green Drake Mayfly.
mayfly, age, childhood, death, growth, life, love,
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
Science Lesson From a Mayfly
mayfly, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade,
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
mayfly, animal, fun, nonsense, silly,
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
The Mayfly Hated the Caddis Fly
mayfly, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
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.
mayfly, insect, nature, peace, perspective, summer,
a morning mayfly
sits at my screen door
posted on July 9, 2018...Read More
mayfly, jesus, religious, star,
O! Garnet star, what hydra-like,
How humanity doth envy,
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
If I Were A Mayfly
mayfly, day, how i feel, leaving, life, love,
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
If I should find a Butterfly
mayfly, imagery, insect, nature, poetry, water,
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
mayfly, day, metaphor,
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
mayfly, age, nature, youth,
Form: Free verse
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
mayfly, england, imagery,
Form: Quintain (English)
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,
mayfly, creation, miracle, nature, universe,
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
mayfly, beauty, music, peace,
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,
mayfly, absence, anger, conflict, courage, freedom, inspirational, lonely,
Form: Free verse
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
Her Morning Song
mayfly, happiness, how i feel, joy, life, romance,
her morning song
Published Mayfly, cover feature...Read More