The Poets

August 30, 2010

To the Mosquito

Touch upon me ever light
And draw up nectar, scarlet meal
Steal treasures from this lively frame
And claim whatever vein you will

Who am I to hold a grudge
To hard condemn your nature's bent
For I know nature made you such
For you no other nature’s meant

She has fashioned me as well
Equipped me with a sure reply
A pass, I warn, to even kill
What creatures might upon me vie

So with that said, this be clear,
I harbor no antipathy
But should you seek these treasures pure
My heart will pump iniquity



John W. May said...

Just a fun little poem.

Poetic Parameters:

Stanza: Quatrain

Meter: The first line of every staza consists of seven syllables; the rest of the lines throughout are in tetrameter

Rhyme Scheme: x.a.x.a (where 'x' represents unrhymed lines)


Omitted Stanza:

Come, my friend, but be aware
That I have right to savage strife
That should you seek this flesh of mine
Without compunction gone's your life

cheryl said...

Well, you may have meant it as a 'fun little poem;, but I found it bitter-sweet and thoughtful...

It's difficult to kill something you know was, also, (in some sense) created in the image of God, something that God Himself finds beautiful.

Over the last couple of days my baby mosquitos (that's a whole different story) have finally grown up and are flying away. I told my first two, "Now remember good...don't bite." But I know that they have to, to survive.

I long for the new heavens and new earth, when there will be no more death, sorrow or pain...when this former beautiful yet at times cruel world passes away and along with it, the anomosity between nature and man that was created by the fall.

Isaiah 11
The Branch From Jesse
1 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of
the Spirit of counsel and of power,
the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD -
3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
4 but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth;
with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.
5 Righteousness will be his belt
and faithfulness the sash around his waist.
6 The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
7 The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
8 The infant will play near the hole of the cobra,
and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest.
9 They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.

Farzand Ali said...

As of April 9th, 2010