Male Ebony Jewelwing
At the Dunwoody Nature Center last week I found a compliant Male Ebony Jewelwing. Here is a poem I wrote and a picture I took portraying this beautiful insect:
Bouncing through the woods
On a butterfly’s fluttering wings,
You take rest, content and smug,
On an unsuspecting yet awestruck leaf.
Surely such a priceless, iridescent jewel of the forest-
A conglomerate of emerald and aquamarine,
Topped with opaque onyx-
Need not falter nor flinch,
For even the inanimate are aroused
By such overwhelming charisma.