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.


Male Ebony Jewelwing