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poetry and prose about place

in the shelter of the covered bridge – not a hummingbird

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hawkmoth in lilac

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not a humming bird

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Benton Covered Bridge

Eel River #3

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wing blur in the lilac

threshold of the bridge

scent-thick and purple

invisible

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hawkmoth

hummingbird clearwing

Hemaris thysbe

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lilac thryse to lilac thryse

side-slip, hover

nectar thirst

fierce harvest

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For more information on the hummingbird hawkmoth at the Benton Covered Bridge, see https://janetims.com/2015/06/10/in-the-shelter-of-the-covered-bridge-hummingbird-moths/

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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.

    Liked by 1 person

    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!

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      jane tims

      April 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm


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