Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Phosphorescent Caterpillars

Dr Abe V Rotor

Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid  with Ms Melly C Tenorio 
738KHzAM 8-9 evening class Mon to Fri

Caterpillars eating the leaves of ilang-ilang (Cananga odorata), at home near La Mesa watershed. 

They came – armies of hungry glowing worms,
     on a sunset on a tall ilang-ilang tree;
there they hang like lanterns, neon light far away,
      and in crepuscular light - there I could see
a familiar tree traced by its essence in the air,
      this time by phosphorescence set free –
Christmas ahead and beyond, yet here at hand
     by the light of these worms reminds of Thee,
by nature’s ways to keep the frail and lowly
    through the secret of ephemeral beauty. ~

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