Shadow Shot Sunday: Bug, No Rug


Lurching little desert bug,
If you’re looking for a rug,
You won’t find one here.
Only endless desert sands
In these dry and tortured lands—
Isn’t that quite clear?

If you were to come with me,
Great would be your luxury,
Wrapped up and quite snug
Deep within the plushy curls
Of my carpet as it furls
‘Round you, snuggle bug.

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on June 19, 2010, in Arizona, my digital photos, my light verse, Shadow Shot Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.

  1. Contemplating its shadow like Narcissus. I wonder, did he know what he was seeing?

    Excellent capture and such a nice little poem as well.

  2. Hmmm…..I’m not too sure about your poem this time! Here in Florida, bugs in houses are definitely NOT something we want to think about. Don’t take that cute little thing home ;>))

  3. Great shot and words as always. I would prefer that he remain outside and find a little home of his own! Hope your weekend is going well!


  4. This creepy crawly Shadow Shot makes me want to double check all my doors for cracks to the outside. You can invite Mr.Beetle in. I’ll send him packing to YOUR house!! Happy SSS!

  5. excellent poem to go with your shadow shot!

  6. That is so cute! Love the poem.

  7. wonderful shadow shot and verse. loving the verse as always.


  8. That’s a bug and a half!

  9. What a lovely poem!
    I don’t think I could bear for him to be snug in my home. 🙂

  10. Love the prose and very cool shot of the bug .. it illustrates patience and thoughtfulness ? in photography and a very cute short story shall we say ? LOL

  11. Ha! love the title 🙂
    Cute bug…as far as bugs go!!

  12. What a great poem to go with the bug!
    Truly, it is welcome in your rug? : )

  13. “Oh, you observer,
    just take a look,
    I have two arms
    Oh, you observer,
    my shadow is dancing
    the dance of life!”
    the bug’s singing.

    Happy Sunday!

  14. That shot is so cool and your words happily cheerful and I love the style.

  15. Amazing that such a tiny critter can cast such a detailed shadow! Great capture! And a cute jingley poem to complement the photo!

  16. It’s great when the verse fits the illustration so well! I enjoyed this.

  17. A beetle!! Great shot! Happy Sunday!

    SSS-The lamp

  18. Ha! Even bugs make shadows. I’m not sure I’d want THIS bug snug in my rug. 🙂

  19. I hope this bug isn’t as big as he weems!
    Great shadow though and love your poem!

  20. I love how you have captured this little thing, kind a cute in a weird way 🙂

  21. Like Sammy I like the way you took this picture! That bug gives a great shadow in the sand. Looks like there are two of them…….

  22. You know, that could be a rug. Fascinating how shadows are created by everything the sun touches. Good stuff.


  23. Lovely. Made me chuckle. My dad used to tuck me in saying, now you’re as snug as a bug in a rug.

  24. That is such a sweet poem about the bug. He reminds me of Gregor in Metamorphosis.

  25. That’s an intimidating bug! Love the poem that goes with it, well done!

  26. As usual love the way you put your words and images together. Especiallylike this onexlynda

  27. okay, gross shadow…but cool shadow all the same. just now getting to sit down to my computer…have a great week ahead.

  28. What a cool blog, poem and pic.

  29. oh boy, we have bugs inside even if we’ve cleaned, poisoned, cleaned…but we’ve not given up – we will win!
    SSS greetings from Casablanca again!

  30. I do not like you Mr. Bug.
    I do not want you in my rug.

    You’re the type that I abhor
    So knock not at my kitchen door.

    I would hit you with a broom
    If you invade my living room.

    I would struggle very hard
    To keep far off from my yard.

    So if you come strolling down my road.
    I’ll link you up with Mr. Toad!


    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Jazz, my friend, this is priceless! You and I ought to collaborate on a book of quirky rhymes for kids–seriously! 🙂

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