Thursday, May 23

No-Prompt Thursday-Three, Letitia Minnick

Letitia Minnick
Event Entries 5:41 PM
Merops apiaster

The West African beauty
flits and struts in pretty plumage--
always watchful,
intently listening,
waiting for the worker bee
to foolishly fly in front of her--
freeing her from the drudgery
of having to hunt for herself.

Prompt Tuesday-Image Five, françoise MICHEL

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françoise MICHEL

Event Entries 1:45 PM

SEMPITERNELLE SENTINELLE

Nous ne pouvons pas le voir
Il oeuvre dans le noir
C'est l'ange de la nuit
Il pare à tous nos ennuis
Homme ou femme qu'importe
Pour nous veiller de  la  sorte

Très discret dans l'obscurité
Avec  son plumage aux ailes sombres
Il laisse dans l'épaisse pénombre
L'unique sentiment de sa matérialité

Mais, prends garde à toi, bienfaiteur,
N'oublie pas de regarder l'heure
Au premier rayon du  soleil levant
Impossible de reprendre ton envol
Tes plumes tomberont inexorablement
A jamais captif de cette planète folle


English Version:

ETERNEL SENTINEL

We can not see him
He has been in the black
This is the angel of the night
It prevents all our troubles
Man or woman no matter
To watching over us like this

Very discreet in the pitch-dark
With its nice and black wings
He leaves in deep shade
The unique feeling of its materiality

But best beware, benefactor
Do not forget to look at the time
With the first rays of the rising sun
Unable to take your flight
Your feathers fall inexorably
Ever captured this crazy planet

I would like to add it’s not easy to write in a language that one doesn’t speak. Therefore when reading this the original language will express this person the best. ♦Website’s owner.