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Monarch Butterfly

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Monarch Butterfly

hanging from the foliage
in your hundreds
repainting the leaves
in bright shades
of black and orange
with your waterproof
gossamer wings
of four inch span
so fragile and 
yet so strong
enabling you  
to journey south
across america
from canada to mexico 
breeding new generations
as you travel 
thousands of miles
with unerring accuracy
to the exact place
of your birth
to breed
a new generation
that will initiate 
the process for 
the return journey
to the north
in due course
you are indeed
the monarch 
of butterflies

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  1. Date: 8/2/2014 3:41:00 PM
    Another precious gem from your pen! I love the story and your style. Yes, I can definitely see the love you have for these beautiful exotic creatures. No wonder you can translate this love into beautiful poetry. Bravo! my friend!

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    Date: 8/2/2014 11:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Pandita, Thank you for your comment on this piece. I am very fascinated how these frail little creatures travel thousands of miles back to their place of birth to start a new generation, It is indeed one of Nature's amazing miracles. Take Care!