poetry and prose about place

in the shelter of the covered bridge – not a hummingbird

with 2 comments

hawkmoth in lilac


not a humming bird


Benton Covered Bridge

Eel River #3


wing blur in the lilac

threshold of the bridge

scent-thick and purple




hummingbird clearwing

Hemaris thysbe


lilac thryse to lilac thryse

side-slip, hover

nectar thirst

fierce harvest



For more information on the hummingbird hawkmoth at the Benton Covered Bridge, see


Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

April 27, 2016 at 7:16 am

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  1. The phrase “side-slip, hover, nectar thirst fierce harvest” sounds so lovely when you say it out loud; love the sounds.

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    Carol Steel

    April 27, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    • Hi Carol. Some parts of the poem are hard to pronounce. Hope I get it right if I ever read it aloud. Thanks!


      jane tims

      April 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm

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