Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

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Red Bishop – Kwazulu – Natal, South Africa

 Microcosmos

Beauty at scale rarely seen
by human eye, but inbetween
lush blades of grass daily spy
a microworld of strange small fry

As this mini-jungle wakes
from dark of night, a lone ant slakes
his thirst from fresh dewdrops bright
reflecting snails in love’s delight

Airfields of apian craft at ready
take flight from rouged poppies, heady
with blue jewels sparkling far and wide
on backs of bees on buzzing ride

A mighty dung beetle battles
sticks arresting rolling chattels
from onward journey, this daily testing
to construct his place of resting

Inkblot-eyes of springtails watch
(in somersault) nymphs slowly hatch
themselves from deep and watery vault
and caterpillars as they moult

A miniverse that’s quite astounding,
with creatures, strange and weird, abounding.

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For more entries to last week’s WPC, see The Daily Post.

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23 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

  1. Well said, BB!

    My fave:

    Airfields of apian craft at ready
    take flight from rouged poppies, heady
    with blue jewels sparkling far and wide
    on backs of bees on buzzing ride

      • If their songs are as varied and stunning as their colors, these birds are something to see and hear. I understand your missing them. But then, we do not see the like of your Australian birds.

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