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“I blush blue and exemplary
as it zips down to the river,
and flycatches the road’s more
ambiguous edges, pleats the ground
with all the markers of the year
into a half-circle of older silver lamps.”

— from The Gregory Quarter-Acre Clause by Medbh McGuckian

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I heard a poet answer
Aloud and cheerfully,
‘Say on, sweet Sphinx! thy dirges
Are pleasant songs to me.
Deep love lieth under
These pictures of time;
They fade in the light of
Their meaning sublime.

— from The Sphinx by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Act as if what you do makes a difference.
It does.

— William James

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Basic core Symbolism of the Sphinx Moth for the Soul Medicine:

1 Nourishment that is unique unto you (or your needs);
2 To apply Pressure or Will (‘to squeeze’ the changes forth);
3 To give warning before you get angry or to set boundaries;
4 Act with Precision (actions of flight or flight);
5 Flight increases in Dreaming or a Soul dream.

— Elder Mountain Dreaming



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I have lived my life as best I could not knowing its purpose,
but drawn forward like a moth to a distant moon.
And here, at last, I discover a strange truth.
That I am only a conduit, for a message
that eludes my understanding. 

— Ezio Auditore da Firenze

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Like moths in general, they at nocturnal and often seen at dusk, as was the case for this white-lined sphinx. I was watering some potted plant when I saw this moth darting from blossom to blossom. The white-lined sphinx  is often called a hawk moth and the hummingbird moth because of its hovering, swift flight patterns. (The white-lined sphinx moth ranges in length from 2 1/2 to 3/12 inches.) These characteristics, added to low light at dusk, make it a challenge to photograph, which is why I used a flash to capture these images.


Capturing The Moment — Night Primrose, Sphinx Moth & Love’s Sprite   2 comments

Cutleaf Evening Primrose — Image by kenne

Primrose: Love’s Sprite

by Stephen Parker

Love blossomed in the darkest night
Morn’s gilding beams to spite
Night Primrose preened by tender blight
As Sphinx Moth, soft tips caress; sugary nectar slight
Perfumed aroma doth prating, intoxicated courtier incite
Glazed petals with dewy fans stream delight
Golden cup a succouring armchair from which passions alight 
Delicate, cream veil eclipses pallid, stolid moonlight
With availing breeze your dreamy parasol on Cupid’s wing takes flight

White-lined Sphinx Moth Getting Nectar from Dakota Mock Vervain — Image by kenne

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