There is the isn’t
which every couldn’t lost for
Its unquietness is what we were
and its non-absence steals our wonder
This is the joy(quite possible
that)every sorrow would ignore
Its murmuring is beyond our getting
and its thunder beyond your clapping
Tiny White-Striped Katydid on a Clover Leaf … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2019
I’ve never seen a white-striped katydid. I will clap for it!
Until its photographing, i haven’t either. 🙂
Lovely poem. 🙂
Thank you, Scifi! So glad you appreciated it! 🙂
I was wondering if you ever saw the movie, District 9, which was supposed to take place in South Africa?
Yes I have the dvd and it was indeed shot in Johannesburg, by a SA. There were many “in” jokes which we locals enjoyed. 😀
Neill Blomkamp wrote and directed District 9, and also Elysium, which starred Matt Damon. 🙂
I haven’t seen a Katydid this year but, strangely, there seems to be Crickets everywhere.
I’ve seen a lot of nymphs and small ones… but nothing like this striped one. 🙂
She is wearing a mighty fine dress!
Yes, a mighty rare dress, Peter! 🙂
Love that photo. and I love your intense lines too.
Wonderful that you appreciate both, Paul. 🙂 That Katydid species is a real rarity. 🙂
I thought it might be by the reaction of the others, great opportunity, nature speaking to us through you.
The isn’t is really there, isn’t it Tom??? LOL 😉
The isn’t is there in a lot of people’s miseducated minds. But it really isn’t there. 🙂
It’s on a clover leaf! 🙂
Such a cute fella!
Yes! I think so too! Pin-stripes on candy-green. That’s hard to top! 🙂
🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Excellent photo Tom!
Thank you, Belinda! 🙂 Striped ones are not common by any means. 🙂
What a cool insect! It looks almost like a shrimp.
Yes, i keep shrimp as pets, and it does look very shrimp-like. 🙂
That’s a nice poem Tom. The Katydid’s stripes match the veins in the clover leaf, something we’d never notice with our eyes, just with the macro lens.
Yes, a wonderful survival mechanism of a rarely seen species. 🙂 Maybe it isn’t rare… but only, to us, appears that way. 🙂