Twilight Gathering (Simply 6 Minutes)

Inspired by and written for Simply 6 Minutes – thank you, Christine

Form: Elfin Stanza Sonnet

In twilight skies a thousand wings take flight
And pesky insects become hunted prey
Leathery wings shadow the dying day
With each a silhouette in fading light
And some swooping low to catch the first bite
Of the juicy flies who have lost their way
A tasty meal, there’s no feeling contrite
And back into the dark night those wings sway
Radar ears pick up where the midges play
With their poor vision still they need no light
For sound alone guides them on the right way
And insects can’t hide from this sonic sight
And on these warm evenings of late May
I sigh as I watch the bats at twilight

Time: 7 minutes 20 seconds

Word Count: 112


7 thoughts on “Twilight Gathering (Simply 6 Minutes)

    1. We heve a small colony living in athe belltower (yes, bats in the belfry) of our local church. It’s not often but occasinally dureing the late spring/early summer I catch sight of them. We have a pond that attracts midges so even rarer I get to see them hunt. Amazeballs

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