A Butterfly Hovers Closely

Waking Dream

A butterfly hovers closely
And then quickly moves away,
Swiftly going where so ever
Her heart may freely say.

A butterfly lowers and rises
With the winds’s gusty breath,
As if coupled within a dance
Of a loving tenderness.

The butterfly only knows
How it feels to have wings,
To kiss the petals of flowers
In such elegant flitterings.

To have but one moment
Of such an exquisite flight,
Would be like a dream
Where all seems so right.

Author Unknown

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Mimosa

Exotic beauty enthralls
Smooth grey bark on slender trunk
Crowned by a lush canopy
Verdant fern-like leaves

Adorned by yellow puffs of fluff
Their fragrance lures butterflies
Bees and hummingbirds hover
Truly delightful

Acacia (Yellow Mimosa)

The secret garden

The Secret Garden 

By Edward Eagle

In our secret garden
I would like to be
Without a care in the world                                         Secret Garden
Just you and me

Walking side by side
And hand in hand
Joyful of the ambiance
Of this peaceful land

Where the flowers bloom
And the fragrance is fresh
With kaleidoscopic colours
That dance upon the flesh

Where butterflies roam
And bees gather pollen
And the birds sing sweetly
Amongst the branches that have fallen

Where a shaft of sunlight
Breaks through the trees
Brightening the forest
For the birds and the bees

Where clouds move peacefully
Across the sky
And the Sun shines bright
From on a high

Where the wind blows gently
And tree leaves shimmer
Where the river flows lazily
And the water is clear

Where rain drops rest
Before being drunk
By the hedgehogs and the mice
And the black and white skunk

Where foxes and vixens
Come out at night
Foraging the forest
Until daylight

With big open eyes
The tawny owl is there
Watching for prey
With his stealthy stare

The longer the silence
The sweeter the sound
This secret garden
That we have found

Tis our private Eden
Tis the place we’ve been before
Tis our secret garden
A place that we adore

Metamorphosis

 

Caterpillars by Brod Bagert                                                                                    Caterpillar which becomes the Black Swallowtail butterfly.

They came like dewdrops overnight
Eating every plant in sight,
Those nasty worms with legs that crawl
So creepy up the garden wall,
Green prickly fuzz to hurt and sting
Each unsuspecting living thing.
How I hate them!   Oh, you know
I’d love to squish them with my toe.
But then I see past their disguise,
Someday they’ll all be butterflies.
Metamorphosis by Greenwings Wildlife Holidays

A Butterfly Hovers Closely

A butterfly hovers closely
And then quickly moves away,
Swiftly going where so ever
Her heart may freely say.

A butterfly lowers and rises
With the winds’s gusty breath,
As if coupled within a dance
Of a loving tenderness.

The butterfly only knows
How it feels to have wings,
To kiss the petals of flowers
In such elegant flitterings.

To have but one moment
Of such an exquisite flight,
Would be like a dream
Where all seems so right.

Butterfly on Lantana by Tran Lam

Faith

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.~ Lao Tzu

metamorphosis