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Cicada Rhythms


A Sonnet

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The breeding every seventeen years is enigmatic. They're always heard during the summer nights. So there must be some who live on.
The poem is very lilting and informs in detail their many ways.

Ralf


 Comment Written 25-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 26-Oct-2020
    Thank you Raffaelina for your review, glad you enjoyed his one, love Dolly x
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Dolly, This is a very well written poem you have penned about the Cicada Rhythms. You used very good descriptive words and very nice art work done by you. If I am not mistaken they are like locusts. They are really loud at times. When I was a little girl we had a lot that made really loud noise. Thanks for sharing. love, Teri


 Comment Written 19-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 20-Oct-2020
    Thank you Teri for your review, glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x
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Your poem is excellent in every respect--vividly descriptive and informative, providing details about the very short lives of these noisy insects that emerge from the earth every 17 years (some, every 13 years).


 Comment Written 19-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 20-Oct-2020
    Thank you Janice for your review, glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x
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A very well-written sonnet about the cicada rhythm and some interesting facts about them that they only hatch once in Seventeen years and climb the trees in unison to make their home.


 Comment Written 19-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 19-Oct-2020
    Thank you Sandra for your review, glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x
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Your well crafted sonnet gives the whole life cycle of the cicada from zombiedom to becoming food for birds and fish! And they must be in different cycles of 17 years because some parts of the states have cicadas every year. Although on some years, there are a lot more of them.
The shells are quite the thing, too, as I remember one news story (decades ago) where a delinquent youth robbed a store with a cicada's shell as the threatened weapon.


 Comment Written 18-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 18-Oct-2020
    Your story here made me smile! Thank you for your review and your six stars, glad you enjoyed this poem, love Dolly x
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They are funny creatures, while travelling the east coast of Australia incessantly chirping their love calls, I'm not sure it was every seventeen years though, beautifully written Dolly, a great job on this poem, well done, blessings Roy


 Comment Written 18-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 18-Oct-2020
    Thank you Roy for your review, much appreciated, love Dolly x

reply by royowen on 18-Oct-2020
    Bless you Dolly
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This is perfection. Excellent rhyme and flow and the closing couplets bring it all together. You captured the rhythm of the interresting yet disturbing little creatures. LOL


 Comment Written 18-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 18-Oct-2020
    Thank you Barb for your review and I am honoured by your six stars, especially coming from you as your rhythm is always good, love Dolly x
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Hello Dolly.

I live in an area that is infested with cicadas. In the summer I would go outside and sit and just listen. They are so loud I could not hear the jet planes going overhead as I usually could during the summer at night.

I occasionally found myself stepping on their discarded shells scattered around. It is a reassuring sound I would add. When I hear them in the summer it's a comforting sound even though a noisy one.

Robert


 Comment Written 18-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 18-Oct-2020
    Thank you Robert for your review, I have never seen one or their discarded shells, the wildlife you have over there is so very different to England, love Dolly x

reply by Robert Zimmerman on 18-Oct-2020
    You're welcome.
    We have them all over the place.
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We get these creatures in limitless droves every seventeen years. We're due again. I like the comparison to zombies as they first emerge. Indeed that "incessant pitch, a piercing song" is what I remember most. Well done!
Rod


 Comment Written 18-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 18-Oct-2020
    Thank you Rod for your review, I am so glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x

reply by RodG on 18-Oct-2020
    My pleasure.
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An army of zombies - now that's an image I can't forget! We do hear them singing here in New England, but I never thought much about them. 17 years is a long time to be sleeping. So, they are entitled to make some noise wen they finally emerge.


 Comment Written 18-Oct-2020



reply by the author on 18-Oct-2020
    Thank you June for your review, glad you enjoyed this one, love Dolly x
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