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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ODE TO A COOL FLYING DUDE

© Fine Art America - Didi Higginbotham - Wasp
                                I see your yellow jacket blazing bright;
                                And your designer shades make red seem cool.
                                Oh yes you fly so quick with wings swept light,
                                not quite so free as birds; your queen still rules.
                                Do faeries wish to love you in the night?
                                Are you the fiercest ace in flying school?

                                I fear you keep your stinger sharp as steel
                                and should I cross your path, your wrath I'd feel!

                                © Gay Reiser Cannon * 4/2012 * All Rights Reserved



                               


32 comments:

  1. eeep...def dont want to cross the path of this guy...i have in the past...he does have cool shades though doesnt he...ha...nice gay...

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  2. ha nice...think this is the first ode to a wasp that i read..plenty to the moon and the stars and the birds..but i just love that you write one for them gay..

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  3. I think wasps are the devil in disguise.... buzzing around and waiting to sting.

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  4. How did you get him to stride such a swag pose? Nice one...I'll go grab an epi-pen.

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  5. A very amazing, and unique take on this animal. And it just works so well.

    Very nicely done. And I just love the title. I had to click once I saw it.

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  6. lol..I really like this! A fierce looking dude, indeed :)

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  7. What a fun piece, Gay...you fearless one...The sting from this guy is not so much fun..You had a good time with this one. And so did I, reading it. Brava!

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  8. fun and well done - i do love those designer shades

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  9. Smiling all the way-the rhymes are jaunty and the mood is sweet, with just enough sting to keep it real.

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  10. Awesome photo, and the poem does it true justice. Nice one, Gay!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/a-bumblebee-bowling-ball/

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  11. Thanks you guys - this was in a response to another wasp that was on a video. Running short of time today so only this one to post. It was a bit of a giggle actually including the forced rhyme at the end. Your remarks are very kind.

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  12. ... ha... red designer shades... I'm trading in my black tomorrow! :)

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  13. That is so clever and adorable. I've never liked a wasp as much as this fellow. ;) Thank you for the visit and comment. I'll be looking for a haiku from you tomorrow, right?

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  14. Nice rhyming words...and no I wouldn't want to cross his way ~

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  15. What a beautiful creature! I often come into contact with these when I'm working outside. They seem to be curious and always scouting for a place to nest, and they check me out too. But they only sting when violently provoked.

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  16. Hi Gay - awesome title and an amazing creature - i love bugs - works of art thay are! - fun, fresh and sleek enough to put in my memory pocket - quite a Buzzzzzz1 :)

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  17. Sheer delight, how you've infused him with such personality! I enjoyed this immensely. (especially as I also require an epi-pen so sometimes fear overrides fascination)

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  18. Fierce indeed :) nice capture, Gay

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  19. Your poem could be turned into song lyrics...I think STING would be the logical artist to record this.

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  20. You had me with the title, Gay. So much fun! But beware, those flyboys are pretty to look at, but wow, that stinger is lethal.

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  21. So imaginative to human description to a yellow jacket..I fear their sting..I am allergic.

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  22. I love this piece Gay. Love the metaphor and the terrific descriptions and questions you provided. Great read. thanks

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  23. Sometimes a piece is able to make me smile like there's no tomorrow, and I knew I was in for it here, from the title on. Great use of a classic structure as well, underlining the tongue-in-cheek of your poem.

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  24. LOL... really had to giggle at this one, nice Gay

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  25. LOL... really had to giggle at this one, nice Gay

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  26. ah such fun, lovely little ode, to one i suspect has been surely neglected in the ode department..

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  27. Wasps and hornets, the season is upon us!! And oh do they seem to like our yard!! Loved this compact, concise little piece Gay, especially the last two lines!

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  28. this was so much fun- loved the description of the red sunglasses! Just need the temp to go up a bit and then we'll have loads of the little critters everywhere - I seem to get a wasps nest in my roof every year! Great fun and very well observed

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  29. I'll never see a wasp flying around inside our house and not want to snap my fingers and wear chinos. You nailed those flying muscle cars of purpose and menace. - Brendan

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  30. I really enjoyed this :) The sting is always something feared lol The poem in itself does justice to a mighty creature though, very well thought out, adore this! Poppy :)

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  31. Cool that you chose this fellow for an ode. For most people the yellow jacket only inspires fear and loathing. Very well done.

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