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Re: Actionable Nuisance - Lime tree honeydew?

Subject: Re: Actionable Nuisance - Lime tree honeydew?
From: Adam Hollis
Date: Apr 09 2004 09:50:29

On Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at 10:28 PM, wrote:

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 23:03:13 +0100
From: "J Dicker" <>
Subject: Re: Actionable Nuisance - Lime tree honeydew?

Not giving up their sap willingly?  Don't make me laugh.  They love it.
Don't blame me and my mates.  I mean those Lime trees.  Standing around
flappin their leaves at us, all green and voluptuous. I mean they're asking
for it aren't they.  Got it coming to 'em.  I mean we're (only human)
(sorry) only invertebrate after all. I mean we got no backbone, have we?

A. Phid

Dear Mr Phid

Suck on this...

We tunnel through your noonday out to you.
We carry our tubes narrow darkness there...

We ants may tap your aphids for honey dew.
You may not wish their sucking or our care:
Our all-but freedom, too, your branch must bear,
High as roots depth in earth, all earth to view...

Winter will come and all her leaves will go.
We do not know what skeleton endures.
Carry at least her parasites below.

The Ants by William Empson



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