Beauty of the Night

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Dream now until daylight wanes

Pale green beauty of the night

Soon you rise on silken wings

To consummate your mating flight.

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17 Responses to Beauty of the Night

  1. Beautiful moth, and I love your poem too! I still haven’t taken the time to look at your mid-life women’s retreat. I hope I can find the email still. I’ve just been so busy. I can’t wait to get home.


  2. Tish Farrell says:

    Breathtaking, Annette. And the words just right. You are back in my reader btw. I unfollowed and re-followed. So that’s good.


  3. Maria F. says:

    How fortunate to find these Annette, they are so impressive.


  4. jpeggytaylor says:

    What a beautiful moth! … lovely poem too.


  5. schuttzie says:

    Beautiful! My daughter just recently came across one of these while sitting in a drivethru waiting on her order. She jumped out of her car to take a photo, lol.

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    • We were sitting on a restaurant porch when I discovered this one. The manager told us it had been there since morning. I am always delighted to come across a luna moth, it feels like a special gift from Nature. One of the other guests asked whether it was a BAT!


  6. The Luna Moth is my spirit moth. When we got a Harley, many years ago, I couldn’t ride without a tattoo ( of, so I got a tattoo of a Luna Moth flying in front of a full moon. I have only seen one Luna Moth in Nicaragua, but many in TN. They are absolutely beautiful.


    • I can see the Luna Moth as a totem animal – it has a special kind of magic. So you were one of those biker chicks?! 🙂


      • Yes, I was. Here’s a funny story. I was teaching high school with at risk kids. One Saturday, Ron and I took the Harley out for a ride. I was dressed in my chaps and leather jacket, Harley bandana..the works. I had to stop at the grocery store and two of my students were talking biker talk with Ron in the parking lot. When I walked out of the grocery store, they yelled…”Cool biker chick, come over here.” When I got closer, they both looked at me in surprise and said, “Mrs. Goehring?” Haha. I never had any problems with them in school after that day.


  7. such a beautiful combination of words and image…perfection


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