Friday, May 29, 2009

Poetry Friday -- Cecropia

The Mouthless Moth
by X.J. Kennedy

Who'd be a male
Cecropia moth?
Short-lived and frail,
He's got no mouth.
One hour till he flies---
No time to sup
Before Death cries,
"Your number's up!"

(the rest of the poem is here -- scroll down to the fourth poem)

The round up this week is at Live. Love. Explore!


  1. Lovely photo and clever poem! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Gorgeous photo! I love cecropia moths. We got some great photos a couple years ago of a nice, fat, cecropia caterpillar in our backyard. :)

  3. I would so not want to be a male cecropia moth. I likes me food!
    Great photo and poem!

  4. Joe Kennedy. Peerless.

  5. Mary Lee,

    Great photo and poetry selection. Kennedy is a master of light verse.


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