Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Last Prayer

Last Prayer by heidi helmer

a mantis offers up her
last prayer
attached to my screen
dreaming of freedom outside

heidi
written: 3/12/14 for dVerse Poetics

It has been too long since I have participated in a dVerse prompt. This week, Shanyn challenges us to write mircopoetry about macophotography.  I'm not sure if my picture qualifies as macrophotography, and my poem is micro-micro, but I am happy with it. Click the link above to check out the submissions to dVerse, and try one yourself!

22 comments:

  1. i find them such fascinating creatures... great shot...and i hope she somehow made her way back into freedom again...

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    1. Hey Claudia! Isn't she awesome?!! Sadly, she was already dead when I took this picture, or else I would have taken her outside. :(

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  2. mm...freedom...I can see how that would be appealing. it's a shame she never made it.

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    1. I know. I was sad when I realized that she had died. I found her right after our first cold snap.

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  3. she prays for a man she likes ?

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    1. I wouldn't want to be that fellow...he'd lose his head for her! (hahahahahaha)

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  4. What a great photo.. and i can see the strength in the picture and your words.. sad to hear her prayers wasn't heard... and glad to see you here again..

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    1. Hey Bjorn! (One of these days I will figure out where the umlaut is...)
      Thanks you! I really like the way the photo turned out. It is sad, but, hopefully, she had a good bug life.

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  5. They are amazing creatures in close-up, aren't they? Nice play on the 'praying' aspect of their appearance. Nice to see you taking part again!

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    1. Hi Marina Sofia! They are amazing. I sat with my sweetie-pies and looked at her for a while.

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  6. That creature I have never seen, neither on photo or on television. Hmmm ... I think *I* would be the praying one if I met one.

    But the feeling "this is it" is universal. Christ is. *smile*

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    1. She's a praying mantis. They are awesome and scary bugs.

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  7. last summer i had a mantis that lived on my back porch...it was so cool...i would talk to him in the mornings....they are such cool creatures....woot...good to see you heidi...smiles

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    1. Hi Brian! Smiles back at you! One benefit of living in the south is all the cool bugs. Well, except for mosquitoes and roaches...they are not cool.

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  8. Oh, sad that she did not survive, but wonderful photo and perfect poem for it.

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  9. Like your poem and the photo--really interesting with the pattern of the grate, and the trees echoing the form of the praying mantis--surreal.

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    1. Hi! Welcome to the lasagna and thank you!

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  10. That is as close as I would get to a mantis - their hissing is a bit freaky! Love your micropoetry as well. Thanks for joining in!

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    1. Thanks, Shanyn! It was an awesome prompt!

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  11. I love this Heidi! I must admit I am a little scared of Praying Mantis' even though they look cool as hell

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