Wednesday, March 21, 2018

it is morbid, it is evil looking

                                                                 Photographer:Didier Descouens
Image:  Death's-Head Hawkmoth –  dorsal view  (here)

                                                                         Photographer:Didier Descouens
Image: Death's-Head Hawkmoth -  close-up of the thorax  (here)
These moths are easily distinguishable
by the vaguely human skull-shaped pattern
of markings on the thorax - Wiki

10 of 12 given words:
morbid giving daylight dangerous 
leave care, friends led trance illness 

it is morbid, it is evil looking in drab
colors a near perfect depiction of bad
spirits giving a scare in broad daylight

it enhances feelings of awe and terror
what is more intimidating is a loud chirp
it emits when irritated and it bites

dangerous to bees as it feeds on honey
and more intriguing is its ability not to
leave the hive for days and not being
stung in there unprotected

does it bother or care to friends and
foes that it seems to be in a trance and
led to believe it will not incur
any illness if touched?

Perhaps not but still it has the uncanny
appearance of a bad omen.

MMT's Sunday's Whirligig #154
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif colors


  1. Some sure could take it the wrong way with that display

  2. Hank the far view is not so bad but the close up is scary
    Nice poem

    much love...

  3. I did not know of this creature, and his wily ways? I hope he doesn't decided to enter my hive!

  4. Your poem shows the strength of the creature--one who looks quite beautiful in the first picture. But then Darth Vader also looks quite beautiful until one learns what he can do!

  5. That is a scary looking creature. Whoa!

  6. Those moths are so cool! Wonderful work, Hank!

  7. Wonderfully described! I think you are getting more and more accomplished, Hank.

  8. Your depiction of this moth is so good, I hope I never meet one up close.

  9. An amazing work of art by Nature. It lives and does what it's destined to do. Nice lines Hank.