Atlas Moth

A few evenings ago we saw this beautiful moth resting on a leaf in our garden. We were seeing it for the first time. It was beautiful. We thought it was a butterfly. We looked in Google 😊 and learnt that it was a moth. It was there for a long time, almost still with its wings open. It was gone the next morning. I wonder from where it came and where did it go to? Nature gives us beautiful surprises.

A giant moth

Resting on a leaf

Brown and beautiful

Symmetry in its wings

Resting on a leaf

Gently swaying

Symmetry in its wings

Nature’s perfection.

Like a snake’s face

The two ends of its wings

Never fails to surprise

Nature at her best.

The two ends of its wings

Look like eyes bright

Nature at her best

A giant moth.

The pantoum is a poem of any length, composed of four-line stanzas in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. The last line of a pantoum is often the same as the first.

Attacus atlas – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobra_moth

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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