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#222577 - 05/05/08 04:03 AM the world of insects
alexey Offline
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I am sitting in my garden; a lamp is burning.
There are no girlfriend, servants, and friends.
Instead of the weak and great of this living,
There is only consonant ping of insects.

-- Joseph Brodsky

My translation.

Alexey



Edited by alexey (05/05/08 04:45 AM)
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#222596 - 05/05/08 10:15 AM Re: the world of insects [Re: alexey]
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Insects will probably outlast us all Alexey.


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#222607 - 05/05/08 12:01 PM Re: the world of insects [Re: Freedom49]
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Using a microwave dish and some junk male, I rescued a bee yesterday which had flown through my window and couldn't find it's way out, seeing all those bright flowers and sunlight outside and not being able to get through the glass to them is something i can really identify with, ---- in fact i felt really sorry for it.

when I stuck my hands out of the window and took the paper off the dish and let it go, I was really happy.

sorry for the randomness, and especially if this sounds boastful, I just thought I'd stick that in here while we're discussing insects.


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#222609 - 05/05/08 12:08 PM Re: the world of insects [Re: dark empathy]
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a friend of mine and i while drinking wine one afternoon in the backyard of my apartment watched an ant trail curve along.
it was a summer's day and we were entranced and giggled too as we watched them crawl along.

if you rub your fingers through the ant trail about two inches of it - they loose the scent of the ants in front of them and thus get confused. they then loose their way on the trail and search for it again. it's a fascinating thing to see.

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#222644 - 05/05/08 03:35 PM Re: the world of insects [Re: markgreyblue]
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insects

i love insects
always have
i could watch ants all day long, endless entertainment, i don't mess them up though, just watch them, havent got time to take notice of insects much anymore. I used to think the red ones were bad guys and black ones good guys, but i feel sorry for the red ones now because they are smaller than the black ones. our ants are tiny compared to most american ones, but they are still great.
i used to run an insect vets with people in my street, we made a club and we would rescue insects, and for worms that had gone onto the pavement in the hot sun we made a rehabilitation program consisting of different pots of dirt which would help them hydrate and become strong in different stages (my idea).
we made badges too.
i love woodlice tonnes, they are probably better than ants, i saw one give birth once.
i used to take care of all the dead things too, if there was a dead frog or something on the road somebody would come to me and i would take it, dig a hole in my mothers lawn and bury it. it must be full of frogs, birds and bats under there. i always thought they deserved a proper burial. insects and animals are just great!

anyway, i'm off topic.

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#222979 - 05/07/08 02:08 AM Re: the world of insects [Re: king tut]
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Thanks for replies, guys.

I also like insects, but I hate moscitos. I love spiders too.

Alexey

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#223066 - 05/07/08 03:29 PM Re: the world of insects [Re: alexey]
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mosquitoes suck! (no pun intended! hehe)

I find ladybugs fascinating.

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#223071 - 05/07/08 03:49 PM Re: the world of insects [Re: alexey]
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Quote:
I love spiders too


Just for you Alexey ...



LOL

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#223083 - 05/07/08 04:27 PM Re: the world of insects [Re: arronb]
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Alexey,

Nice poem and nice translation too. It's cool to consider the tiny constants of nature that are going on all around us and are not at all affected by the drama in our lives. Interesting perspective.

Much love,
Larry

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#223178 - 05/08/08 02:00 AM Re: the world of insects [Re: alexey]
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The vast majority of insects and spiders are beneficial.

Of course there are the exceptions. Mosquitos are the perps of the insect world. They have killed (through their parasite burdens) more people than probably any other causality.

But there is real beauty in many insects and spiders if you look at them with an electron microscope. The orb weaving spider (Charlottes' Web fame) is truly fascinating.

I hope this doesn't yuk out too many people!


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