3 : Orthodera Ministralis single work   poetry   "Praying mantis"
Is part of Insectary Jan Owen 1986 sequence poetry
  • Author: Jan Owen http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/owen-jan
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 3 : Orthodera Ministralis
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A praying mantis's apparent piety, fear of a greater predator, and pretence of devotion (cf. to saying grace before he eats) is compared to human hypocrisy.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Boy with a Telescope Jan Owen , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1986 Z389398 1986 selected work poetry North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1986 pg. 14
  • Appears in:
    y Poems : 1980-2008 Jan Owen , Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 Z1526900 2008 selected work poetry Elwood : John Leonard Press , 2008 pg. 31-32
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