Living With Insect Haiku

Pavement Ant Mound

Pavement Ant Mound

Haiku is a popular poetry form that characteristically juxtaposes two visual images. Nature is a common theme, including insects which are everywhere. Haiku in English most often takes the form of 17 syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern. There are many websites devoted to Haiku. Perhaps you might suggest your favorite?

Hives begin to buzz
Anthills rise from sidewalk cracks
Cities wake for spring.

The hive works as one
Pollinating and building
Living for the queen.
-Jeff Geiger

I Kill an Ant

I kill an ant
and realize my three children
have been watching.
-Shuson Kato

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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