[Read more…] about The Wasps and The Flies
Wasps and flies are in a trap. Wasps fuss about and die. The flies climb on their backs, dry and then fly out.
[Read more…] about The Hermit and The Bear
A Bear guarded a sleeping Hermit from flies except for one which landed on the Hermit’s nose. The Bear killed the fly but also bruised the Hermit’s face.
An imprudent friend often does as much mischief as the worst enemy.
[Read more…] about The Toad and The May-Fly
An ancient Toad bragged about his background. A May-fly, born that morning, related how his life meant far more than the life of the old Toad. He was right.
Size and age don’t indicate importance.
[Read more…] about The Fly And The Taper
A Fly circles round and round a lit candle. This poem describes the progress to its ultimate conclusion of burnt fly.
Sometimes pleasure leads to pain.
[Read more…] about The Fly And The Trout
A Fly was rejoicing while gliding over a stream one summer’s day. Too bad, as the stream had a hungry Trout who had a good meal of the Fly.
Going after forbidden fruit may lead to disaster.
[Read more…] about The Fly In St. Paul’s Cupola
A Fly examined columns in St. Paul’s to be rough and unfinished. A Spider commented the structure wasn’t built for the Fly but for a much larger creature.
Take all factors into account before making a decision.