52 Photos ~ Microscopic



Trust that there is a tiger, muscular
Tasmanian, and sly, which has never been
seen and never will be seen by any human
eye. Trust that thirty thousand sword-
fish will never near a ship, that far
from cameras or cars elephant herds live
long elephant lives. Believe that bees
by the billions find unidentified flowers
on unmapped marshes and mountains. Safe
in caves of contentment, bears sleep.
Through vast canyons, horses run while slowly
snakes stretch beyond their skins in the sun.
I must trust all this to be true, though
the few birds at my feeder watch the window
with small flutters of fear, so like my own.

–Susan Kinsolving, Poetry (May 2003)

This photo and post are in response to this week’s theme for the 52 Photos Project. You should participate, too! Read about how it works here. You can see a gallery of everyone’s photos for this week’s theme here. To see a list of all my blog posts for this project, go here.

How To Feed: NaBloPoMo Guest Blog #1

Hello everyone! Welcome to a new and exciting HOW TO FEED BY HYLA! This time we’ll be learning HOW TO FEED A WHITE TIGER!


Step 1. Dress up like an antelope.

Step 2. Get real close.

To Feed the Tiger

I wrote the note above and stuck it on my wall when we went away, so the very nice person taking care of our house could see it. It may have worked, since when we got back, Bastet (the tiger) was looking mighty pleased with herself. And a little full-looking, I might add.

Hope you’re having a great November 5,

Remember, remember
The fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason, and plot
Was Guy Fawkes a devil?
The Stuarts all saints?
Are we glad that they stopped him,
Or not?

Keep those bonfires a-burnin’!