Haiku Number 59
through pine tree shadows
winds monarch's path to home tree -
needles blown by wings
July 28, 2016
Inspired by Caro Cecile on Face Book's Japanese Poetry Garden Path
Hoards of monarch butterflies have an amazing migration which is more bird-like than that of any other insect. They migrate thousands of miles following the same path of their ancestors, even returning to the same trees that their parents inhabited to mate and lay eggs. I love the suggestion that their path might be traced by pine needles that have been disturbed and rearranged as they pass.
Copyright © Brian Johnston | Year Posted 2016