eyes wide open to life
dinner in an instant
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
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May 13, 2011 at 11:35 am
Are you trying to say Maccas didn’t invent The Instant Meal? Damn!
May 13, 2011 at 6:50 pm
Haha – I think ‘dinner in an instant’ is a brand name overseas – Maccas might be instant but they last forever with all those preservatives and stuff they put in it – haha.
May 13, 2011 at 11:37 am
Sorry, Gab, I was so gabsmacked with surprise I neglected to say how I loved this tiny poem, so economical and complete!
May 13, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Thanks Stafford – when I first saw the gecko I couldn’t work out what the hell he had in his mouth, and then I realised – yuk! (not much fun for the dragonfly either – hey, it’s dark in here and oppressive!!!)
May 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm
when I lived in Malawi we had geckos on our walls and they were a great help in getting rid of mosquitoes, I never saw them eat anythign like a dragonfly though!
May 13, 2011 at 6:52 pm
Yeah Crafty Green Poet – I was surprised at such a large dinner – I have only ever seen them eat little insects like tiny moths, so seeing the dragonfly was an eyeopener.
May 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm
The gecko seems to jump right on the dragon fly,
And who is going to eat the gecko?
Good haiku, I like specially the first line.
May 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm
Thanks Ben – I like the first line best too 🙂 What will eat the gecko – let’s see – probably a bird like an owl or butcher bird – though they are in the house a lot of the time and that would be pretty safe for them (they call them Asiatic House Gecko’s). A snake possibly!
May 14, 2011 at 7:51 am
I have a hawk that might be interested in that gecko meal. 🙂 A fine haiku indeed.
Haha – yes, your hawk would make a quick meal of my gecko, that’s for sure 🙂
May 14, 2011 at 8:45 am
Gecko 1, Dragonfly…
May 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm
May 14, 2011 at 9:36 am
Nice 🙂 Never seen them eat something that big!
No I hadn’t up till that point bb 🙂
May 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm
And that’s how quickly it happens. Like blinking. Brilliant!
May 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm
Better to go quickly I should think Selma – thanks 🙂
May 15, 2011 at 3:47 am
The gecko looks a little confused. The size of his meal seems to exceeded his expectations. Hit the jackpot!
Very nice, bright poem.
May 16, 2011 at 8:07 am
Haha – yes, a bit too big that meal 😉 thanks Aletha!
May 15, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Lovely poem. Goodness, those geckos are even more ambitious than I thought (great photo too).
I got a bit of a shock when I saw it Tracey 🙂 thanks.
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