Hover Fly Magic

Hoverfly (Eupeodes corolae) drinks nectar from Tangelo flower.

Hoverfly (Eupeodes corolae) drinks nectar from Tangelo flower.

Hover Fly magic

Hoverfly, hoverfly, what do you taste?
You taste sweet nectar from the tangelo tree.
Drink it up, lap it up, gorge on it if you must,
And eat all the pollen before it turns to dust.
Your little adventure may be a feast to you,
Yet without it, they’d be no future for the tangelo tree or you.

©  Bridget Cameron

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8 comments on “Hover Fly Magic

  1. Beautiful, Bridget. It’s so wonderful to see the intricate beauty of the hover fly (and your appreciation of his or her role in the greater scheme of things, through your poem). After being offline for a few days, it was nice to begin re-entry into cyber-ville with this beautiful photo! 🙂

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