Yellow Mite x 200




You could be a bug

snug in a rug

dreaming of Li Po


–the Rag Tree




Photo Src: Wikipedia; Photo: Agricultural Research Service

  1. November 27, 2010 at 10:48 am

    What a beauty!

  2. November 27, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    chere, where would the world be without bugs? RT

  3. November 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    cher,the world would not be anymore!

  4. November 29, 2010 at 12:16 am

    This bug looks more like a sophisticated tank than a bug in a rug. Our rugs are protected by fierce creatures.

  5. November 29, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Somewhere the therm “sophisticated tank” appears like a philosophical paradox.
    All those century’s of human reflexion and creativity to obtain such a product.

  6. Jingle
    December 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm


  7. December 1, 2010 at 11:15 pm


    • December 2, 2010 at 11:27 pm

      thx, LE, and you’ve got an amazing site! RT

  8. Ina
    December 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Mighty Mite! Beautiful.

    • December 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm

      Long live the beautiful women of the Netherlands & may all men who sleep with them one night & dump them the next morning spend a year plugging a hole in a dike! RT

      p.s. your english is great!

  9. December 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Cute and funny

    • December 2, 2010 at 11:18 pm

      thanks, tweety–and you’ve got a beautiful blog! RT

  10. December 2, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Just the face to wake up to for a morning kiss! Thanks for making my dreams come true!

    • December 2, 2010 at 11:14 pm

      I always try to stretch the possibilities 😉 RT

  11. Jingle
    December 3, 2010 at 3:11 am

    let me know if you wish to be part of poets rally week 34, simply place your link in and comment…
    Happy Friday!

    • December 3, 2010 at 3:58 am


      Yes, I would like to be part of poets rally week 34–& thank you for the invitation! Things are quieter here–& will place my link in & comment. TGIF! RT

  12. December 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Nice… 🙂

  13. December 4, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Li Po…that’s my dude! I like this. 🙂

  14. December 4, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Like in the huitiéme jour… if you touch a three… you become a three and if you close your eyes you become an ant… I wonder If I could also become a bug …

  15. December 4, 2010 at 6:04 am

    So that’s what bugs dream of! If I were a bug in a haiku, I’d hope for the same dream. I’m wondering about your choice of the spelling “Li Po”; I have no knowledge of Chinese, but my understanding is that the closest English equivalent to the poet’s name would be “Li Bai”–or are you referring to someone else?

    • December 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

      ms. laing: hmmm, well, I never thought I would be challenged on my choice among Mr. Li’s many monikers; congratulations on your erudition! The situation, as I understand it, follows.

      “Li Bai” is the Madarin pronunciation of the famous Chinese poet’s name (he was one of the three great T’ang Dynasty poets–Du Fu and Wang Wei are the other two– generally considered to be China’s greatest poets.) They all lived roughly in the period 700-750 A.D.

      In China, he was traditionally known as Li Bo, which was Englished into Li Po by Wade-Giles. But the fun doesn’t stop here.

      T.S. Elliot knew him as Riyaku, the Japanese version of his name. He was also known as “The Banished Immortal” for his amazing ability to spin off great poems at the drop of a hat and for his love of plum wine (Once, when addressing the Emperor, he referred to himself as “your loyal servant in wine.”) Many of his most famous poems have to do with drinking.

      & no matter your place in the chain of being, you could do worse than dream about him–i believe he once wrote that his life was being dreamed by a butterfly. Such whimsy…no wonder the chinese love him! RT

      • December 6, 2010 at 9:45 pm

        Thanks for the background. It’s been a long time since I’ve really looked at any of his work, but you make me want to do so again. I love the quote of him speaking to the Emperor–it seems to fit what little I know of him so well!

  16. Harshika
    December 4, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    lol. weird 😛

    • December 4, 2010 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks, Harshika–and all the others who have responded to this post. You should know that “Bug” has gotten more hits than any other post on the Tree during the last 30 days–a testament to the beauty of nature (however tanklike it may appear) and the power of good photography. RT

  17. December 6, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    the poem too is striking!

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