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The Luna Moth Princess Ball by barbarasobczynska The Luna Moth Princess Ball by barbarasobczynska
an insects' dancing ball in the court of The Luna Moth Princess
a little picture made for :iconmhr79: (commissioned quite a long ago)
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~~ The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast ~~

Come, take up your hats, and away let us haste
To the Butterfly's ball and the Grasshopper's feast;
The trumpeter Gad-fly has summon'd the crew,
And the revels are now only waiting for you

On the smooth-shaven grass by the side of the wood,
Beneath a broad oak that for ages has stood,
See the children of earth, and tenants of air,
For evening's amusement together repair

And there came the Beetle, so blind and so black,
Who carried the Emmet, his friend, on his back;
And there came the Gnat, and the Dragon-fly too,
And all their relations, green, orange, and blue.

And there came the Moth with her plumage of down,
And the Hornet with jacket of yellow and brown
Who with the Wasp, his companion, did bring,
They promised that evening to lay by their sting.

Then the sly little Dormouse peep'd out of his hold,
And led to the feast his blind cousin the Mole;
And the Snail, with his horns peeping out of his shell,
Came fatigued with the distance, the length of an ell.

A mushroom the table, and on it were spread
A Water-dock-leaf, which their table-cloth made;
The viands were various, to each of their taste,
And the Bee brought the honey to sweeten the feast

With steps more majestic the Snail did advance,
And he promised the gazers a minute to dance;
But they all laughed so loudly he pulled in his head,
And went in his own little chamber to bed.

Then, as the evening gave way to the shadows of night,
Their watchman, the Glow-worm, came out with his light:
So home let us hasten, while yet we can see,
For no watchman is waiting for you or for me.

-William Roscoe (1753-1831)

this work of art made me think of this poem and, due to early morning madness, i decided to dig up the book and share it with you all! i know its super long but it is really beautiful. William Roscoe wrote it.
Jaded1011 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. i love this art.
28dragons Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Dreamlike and beautiful!
Karlkitty456 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
this is kinda out of place in the middle of all the ponies.... XD
Wilk170 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
it looks very scary D: but still awesome x3
MT-000 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Wonderful. reminds me of Thumbelina !
LouieLovell Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I could see this being a wonderful children's story
phootyraskel Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
strictlyamateur Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
I love how whimsical this is <3
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