The star-crossed moth
The story behind the poem
It is a curious fact to me that a
nocturnal creature, such as the Moth is, should be attracted to
bright lights. I watched a moth bouncing about inside a glass
lampshade one evening and wondered why on earth he was so intent on
landing on a red hot bulb... He tried for a good hour but never
managed to rest and fell out onto the table.
I surmise that Moths are simply attracted to light. The futility of
his obsession just made me think about another thwarted love
story... Neither Romeo nor the Moth got what they desired it seems.
by Stephen Hirons
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