Monday, March 26, 2012


Some changes in life happen so slowly, 
we don't even realize they've taken place. 

Other changes happen right before our eyes, 
allowing us to observe metamorphosis first hand.  

From tiny larvae sent in the mail,
to hairy caterpillars spinning silk 
and growing plump overnight,

to iridescent hanging chrysilides,

gently paced in a new home 
 to leave behind what they once were 
and take on a completely new identity,

emerging as  new creatures 
far more amazing and beautiful 
than they ever were before.

fly little butterfly, fly

and the one we worried about, 
thought might not make it,
the one with the misshapen cocoon, 
 the bent antennae, 
was the fastest flyer of all.

1 comment:

  1. How fun, my girls would love this and I think I would too ;)