Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Mythic Moth

Check out this moth that was just outside my door this morning. It's a polyphemus moth. Beautiful to have such a surprise, no? I don't know why the moth it got its name, and I'm too lazy at the moment to research it further, but Polyphemus is a cyclops from Greek mythology. You know, a one-eyed monster. This moth does have eye spots, but it's got more than one obviously.

The moth is quite large, which is also what makes it so beautiful. Here it is beside my hand. I know I don't have big hands, but still....

I've let it rest here for the day
and hope it flies away,
finds its way,
carries on with its moth business tonight.

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