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Mistress Being Attacked

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Misty Lilacs
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0 posted 04-30-2009 05:14 PM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Misty Lilacs

NH Black Fly


Mistress Being Attacked

It’s springtime
and the mountain air is clear.
The birds are returning
from their long journey’s south.
Grass is turning green
the trees are a bright, light green.

In all the gardens, plants
are poking their heads through
soft brown soil, waiting to
be feed this year’s concoction
of fertilizer. Will it be compost
or store bought delicacies?

Yikes, the weeds are beginning
to take over. Growing and spreading
faster than one can blink.

Where is the mistress who tends to us?
We saw her earlier in the month
but of late she seems to have disappeared.

Ah, Ha! The reason for her absence
would be those
nasty Black Flies that invade the north
country this time of the year.
Mistress is allergic to their fierce bites
and hates their constant head and ear buzzing.
Therefore, we won’t see her until the birds have
had their fill and the Black Fly adults
have bred for the season and gone into dormancy.

So weeds, enjoy your run of the gardens -
Flowers, mistress will feed you
When she dares to venture outdoors.

May The Swarm Stay Far From You!

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Margherita
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1 posted 04-30-2009 05:21 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Oh, dear Marti, how I do understand you!! Those monsters can get really nasty!
Let the weeds enjoy their own season and stay safe, hope it will pass quickly.
Here I have a problem with the tiger mosquitos. Since they bite also during the day I can't enjoy my balcony anymore.

Well done! I love the concluding blessing!

Love,
Margherita
Misty Lilacs
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2 posted 04-30-2009 05:32 PM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

Margherita, here in the north country, we are pestered first by the biting black flies, then the deer flies and lastly the blasted mosquitoes.

We added on a 3 season porch to our house so we can enjoy ourselves in the summer and feel like we are outdoors. I hate flying, biting, stinging creatures and don't know why we have to have them!
ooxx
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3 posted 04-30-2009 06:02 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Mistress Marti ~ the garden can wait! No need to get eaten alive!

I know all about those pesky critters! Those black flies are small ~ but they're mighty!
~ and as for the deer flies, they're almost as big as a deer! Then there are the horse flies up here in the Great White North ~ and they are as big as a friggin' horse with jaws as big as that of an alligator!

Be safe my friend! Evil lurks out there!

Surrounding you in protective White Light!

Loveya!
Linda xo
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4 posted 04-30-2009 06:25 PM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

Linda, I was giggling when I read your reply. They are definitely out to get us!!

I do have a net that I wear over my head and I spray my clothes with Bug Spray containing Deet! Now that's a sight worth seeing!!

And sometimes I wait for a real windy day. Ask the goddess to send lots of wind my way; just till I get the weeds under control.

ooxx
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5 posted 05-02-2009 02:31 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Marti,

We are having beautiful sunny days right now and the mud is drying up from break-up.  The mosquitoes are big, slow and breeding!  Soon the Kamikazi kids will be flying and biting.  And the flys will be here, but we don't get them in swarms (thank God). The wildflowers will be out and life is good.

xoxoxo
Alison who loves your poetry
Misty Lilacs
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6 posted 05-02-2009 01:46 PM       View Profile for Misty Lilacs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Misty Lilacs

Alison, Life IS good!! It is sunny here too and the wind is blowing and that keeps those pesky black flies out of my eyes, nose, mouth and especially ears.
Even my dog, Lily doesn't want to be outdoors.
Thank you for responding.

ooxx

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7 posted 10-06-2010 08:08 AM       View Profile for Earl Brinkman   Email Earl Brinkman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Earl Brinkman

It sounds as if flys are a problem.  The mistress being attacked is definitely not a good thing.  Are bees a problem?  At any rate this was an interesting read.
 
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