Saturday, March 21, 2020

Partha Chatterjee writes

The Firefly 

They can't see the way
as light glows on their back.
A weaving bird carries them all. Driving their heads into cow-dung, he illuminates his nest.
If they were mine-workers, they must wear lighted caps on their head, and perhaps would not lose their way, even in dungeon.

1 comment:

  1. The Lampyridae are a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera that are commonly called fireflies, lightning bugs, and glowworms due to their conspicuous use of bioluminescence at twilight to attract mates or prey. The Phausis reticulata ("blue ghost") is unique in that it emits a steady glow instead of species-specific patterns of flashes.


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