Light grey moth, jungle bred,
Giant of thy kind.
How did a Master's hand
Paint thee in modernistic forms
Aeons before their time?
Millions of tawny scales
Arranged in zig-sag abandon
Mold abstract designs upon thy parchment wings.
Which only art inspired by man
May urge upon a stiffened cloth.
1965. D. Gohla. Journal of the New York Entomological Society.