Thursday, August 02, 2007

Garden Bloggers Muse Day

I'm 1 day late!!!!! But I only got my inspiration last night when I cam home from work and found my roses decimated by my front door. The reason: Japanese Beetles. I took a photo, but I'll post it tonight when I get home from work. For now, here's my poem.

Japanese beetles
biting, munching, feasting,
tearing apart my roses;

petals falling, flaking, scraggling,
into the periwinkle below;

one, two, three of them,
climbing over each other,

biting, munching, feasting,
tearing apart my roses.


Carolyn gail said...

So sorry to read of your distress over the beautiful roses. Thanks for joining the poetry circle again.

I despise Japanese beetles !

Annie in Austin said...

Very cute, Rosemarie! I see that you left out the group sex - guess you wanted to keep your poem rated G?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Carol said...

Hi, I have been enjoying your blog and now all your pictures are coming right through with the feed. Thanks! I have been trapping Japanese beetles for the last month. I have caught pounds of them and I think it is helping reduce the damage. Carol