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    Dear fellow members,
    If your favorite insect is not represented in the poems posted in this volume, please post a comment in which you identify said insect and I'll try to include it.
    Regards,
    Angel
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    "lirica e romantica"
    Il Progresso Italo-Americano


    [Editor's Note: "lyrical and romantic"]
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertU
    While walking at the Premium Outlets here in Vacaville, I would sometimes see a praying mantis on the wide sidewalk, several feet from any vegetation and no other bugs in site. I wondered what it was doing there.
    Yes, the one I saw was on a wall, alongside grass, but not in the grass where its camouflage would have made it impossible to spot of course, but where it might hope to be preying. Just "praying" perhaps.
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    While walking at the Premium Outlets here in Vacaville, I would sometimes see a praying mantis on the wide sidewalk, several feet from any vegetation and no other bugs in site. I wondered what it was doing there.
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    "I've always been fond of moths. As far back as I can remember.
    This fondness can't be explained, and shouldn't be explained.
    But I do remember enjoying the smell of moth balls in my grandmother's bureau.
    My God! I've just made another poem! I can't seem to help it!"

    —Angel Trismegistus
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    "An American Aesop"
    New York Journal-American
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    "Far Out!"
    The East Village Other
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    The name derives from the Greek word meaning "prophet" or "seer."
    And for the folded forelimbs of the creature's prayer-like posture.
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    "Charming!"
    New York Daily Mirror
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    "Clever and Convincing"
    New York Herald Tribune
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    The Poet's Grandfather

    dancing the Stroll in lab coat and Ray-Bans circa 1958
    Updated 11-09-19 at 12:20 PM by Angel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress
    William Blake put to song by The Fugs! Sweet! Much obliged.
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    I think that about does it, JB. I've shot my bolt.
    Thanks to Schweddy for the opportunity, and to theliq and Pippi Longstock for their support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theliq
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    That's a good question, JB. After all, poetic imagination, religious imagination, and scientific imagination are the three pillars of civilization. Remove one of those pillars and the structure collapses. Rationality is tripodal. Popular ignorance of the architecture of human thought points to a failure of education, a tragic development of the last half-century.
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    "Pharisees on Hollywood and Vine " is, I regret to say, based on an actual encounter, yes. Of course it didn't take place on Hollywood and Vine. The movie? The movie? I think it was called Nocturnal Animals. But of course that's neither here nor there at this point.
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