Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pentatomidae (Stink Bug)

Prompted by the intriguing concept presented in the book, "The Private Eye", we invested in a few jeweler's loupes and entered into a magical world of magnification.

"The Private Eye is about the drama and wonder of looking closely at the world, thinking by analogy, changing scale and theorizing." (The Private Eye p.16)

There's no shortage of things to look at since Serena's pockets are always full of leaves, flowers, bugs, and whatever she's picked up everywhere she goes.

Here's the newest analogy poem she wrote about a bug we found hitching a ride on my pants during our bike ride:

Stink Bug
A tree pecked by generations of woodpeckers
Oil trickling through a grate
Caramel fondue, sticky to the touch
Crab legs scuttling across a beach
Dragon fruit flesh filled with black seeds, cold to the lips
Stink Bug

1 comment:

  1. Great way to see was is all around us.
    Love Nanny & Papa