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Poem Comparing Ant and Human Society

Cobweb on my Lawn
Cobweb on my Lawn (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem is about the ant world, and how it can seem like a smaller scale version of the human one.
On the Surface of it, Ants…
cobweb on dewdrop grass
obscuring the formicidae sky
might resemble hazy canopy to a soldier
wondering about life while
strolling earth’s surface
among the alien space
above its colony of queens and workers
hidden order of hymenoptera
subterranean maze has order
Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk)
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Poem Wondering if Insects Worship their Queen

Pachamama or Mama Pacha "Mother Earth&quo...
Image via Wikipedia
 Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem wonders if insects such as bees and ants think of their queens as goddesses.  Bees have democracy, so why not religion?
Maybe the idea in some human religions of the Earth Mother giving birth to all life was inspired by the insect colonies, as the queen bee and queen ant are the mothers of all others in their colonies.
One day we might have the knowledge and technology to find out.  Until then, here’s the poem:
My God, An Insect
gods
high above
humanity
mean
temple building
society
Mother Earth
community
complex colony
busy
insects
work around
queens