Friday, 17 September 2010

More Ant Manoeuvres

In the forests of Brazil
Ants are building the Great-Ant-Hill
A fortress for ten million insects
With a thousand tunnels to their nests
All lined inside with cemented earth
And having ten chambers within each berth;
A quiet excitement pervades the work,
In the drainage channels soldiers lurk
And on the bridges more soldiers watch
No slave can run or shirk or botch;
And when from the forest on full moon nights
The shuttles run down from the heights
Of the highest trees to the neighbourhood
And feelers tap-tap through the woods
They sign the way to the guarded gates,
To the 7th wonder of the Great-Ant-State

image: free-clip-art


  1. Oh my goodness, do hope this is not intended as a metaphor for the shape of things to come!

  2. Mmm this is beautiful...
    Please check out my blog! - about growing up, and beginnings in general. We've survived it. Now let's attest to it!

  3. Thanks for all the comments about the ants in the jungle. And Jessica, thanks also for the invitation, I'll check your blog soon.


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