Moth on the window


Each year you are reborn

and rest on my window.

I peer at your insect features

framed by wooden deck and field.

I wonder if you look 

inside—what do you see

beyond the glass? a human nest,

dappled shades of light, or

undivided infinite?

~

A response to dVerse Poetics: “Looking Out/Looking In”

Β©2017 Ontheland

29 thoughts on “Moth on the window

  1. Such a wonderful photo for the prompt! And I find myself, because of your skillfully writ words, looking carefully at the moth, and then out the window to what lies beyond. Your words direct my eye. I especially like how you “enter” into the moth’s being by your questions. Great response to the prompt! Thank you for posting .

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  2. Lovely poem and photo, Janice! How did you manage to capture the moth – whenever I try to photograph a butterfly or moth, they fly away!
    I love the thought behind the lines:
    ‘I peer at your insect features
    framed by wooden deck and field.
    I wonder if you look
    inside …’

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