– for Leanne

caterpillar worm

eating way thru milkweed leaves

inches slowly on


stops to shed dead skin

hope curls inside dark cocoon

change from inside out


miracle in time

to emerge as butterfly

delicate wings rise


“He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”  

-from wisdom book of Ecclesiastes 3:11

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chèvrefeuille
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 21:45:24

    Wonderfully written trio …. thank you for sharing.


  2. jazzytower
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 23:08:55

    I haven’t seen a caterpillar in such a long time, I see butterflies so I know they must be around. I used to watch the cycle with such eagerness as a child, the emergence of the butterfly was amazing. Thanks for the flashback.


  3. grapeling
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 01:48:37

    well you certainly know I love monarch butterflies :). btw, Lynn, your link at real toads is broken – can you try again? ~


    • lynndiane
      Aug 06, 2014 @ 03:56:27

      We just “raised” another caterpillar…will release monarch tomorrow morning! I re-linked with Toads (can you delete my first attempt?) Thanks, Michael!


  4. Mark M. Redfearn
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 17:12:48

    Ah, the sweetness of delicate wings!

    Seeking Elusive Sweetness


  5. magicalmysticalteacher
    Aug 03, 2014 @ 13:54:48

    From the bitterness of “wormhood” emerges the sweetness of “butterflyhood”!

    An Ancient Sweetness


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