Like summer coming to an end, fame passes with time and interest fades.
Like the pandas on a bus, these animals will only be ‘on trend’ for a short time.
We recently blogged about animals existing as part of a digital energy and showcased a stunning video about the cosmos from artist Tullio DeSantis. Here, we go back to his work and thank him for this inclusion of poetry for Viral Pandas:
Getting rough out here.
The cicadas of late summer are silent.
Their crisp skins, strewn around
mixed with acorns,
My path is crossed by doomed survivors
– old bees getting a final buzz off of their chests
– limping crickets fooled by mid-day sun
– crazy drunken flies in kamikaze loops
The praying mantis I spy
poised on a fire escape downtown
has no religion.
And the green katydid
flying toward me
with impossible wings
These squirrels are way ahead of me.
Summer was just a dream
and they knew it.
by Tullio DeSantis
This fame and recognition, was it all just a dream?
Just a short-lived thread in the World Wide Web.