Like A Cicadian Infestation

From lamely imagined, wishfully Arcadian groves,

the scrapbook peots emerge, like cicadas, in droves

to celebrate the day with their usual thrills---

like bugs clambering over delicate petals of daffodils;

they "sing" their peoms in the standard, greeting card "strain,"

imitative of Uncle John Milton's "uncouth swain,"

to declare (of all of their observations) the most mundane.



Author's Notes/Comments: 

The Miltonic allusion is to his poem, "Lycidas."

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