Lynne Howard

Glow Worms - Poem by Lynne Howard

Walking down a country lane
In the dead of night
The hedgerow suddenly comes to life
Exploding in a burst of light
Lady glow worms illuminate
To attract the flying males
Mating ritual due to commence
Flurry of activity in those little tails
Lifespan of these tiny insects
Only about two weeks or so
Lay their eggs and then they die
No more lights switch off the glow
So do not disturb these creatures
In their daunting plight
Leave them in their habitat
In the still of night

Comments about Glow Worms by Lynne Howard

  • Barry A. LanierBarry A. Lanier (2/12/2009 6:18:00 PM)

    Ah Lynne you've hit on one of my favorite topics...nature....I loved this for me nostalgic writing...about we in Georgia call my youth....hope you get a chance to check out some of my nature very first over 20 years ago was 'Moment In The Morn'.... then Little River...My Canoochee...on and on (Report)Reply

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  • David ThreadgoldDavid Threadgold (10/7/2008 3:58:00 AM)

    Hi Lynne. A wonderful poem about natures ways. well written and an enjoyable read. thankyou Regards Dave T.10/10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 7, 2008

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