Saturday, March 29, 2008

Insect Haiku!

Dang, this'll teach me to lapse in my blogroll reading... NC State University Museum sponsored one of the coolest things I've ever heard of, right up there with wormholes and peach pancakes: Hexapod Haiku. And I missed it! The entries were entertaining and impressive, especially the kids'.

Well, over peach pancakes this morning I decided to cop my own Haiku fix. (Wormholes will just have to wait.)

The mud is free
The leaves are sturdy
Eagerly I await your pot

Dwindling Araneae for
Policing Polistes
Fair trade

The busy thatch is
Never lacking
A high roof

{Photo: Thatch ant mound. Washington state. Tom Green. Help me. I can't stop typing in Haiku.}

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