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Monarch Seeks Mums

Yesterday I planted the purple mums
Which had sat forlorn on the porch for days.
A monarch butterfly is scouring porch searching for mums today.

Monarch is fifteen yards away from the goal plant.
Will he settle for a light on the marigolds or the roses?
I watch him take off, in an optimistic way.

He flits up and down from bush to flower,
Settling on the purple mums. 
This determined butterfly amuses me.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/12/2019 8:32:00 AM
This is a wonderful poem and I love butterflies and mums, also. God bless you and be with you.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/13/2019 11:42:00 AM
I am thrilled with butterflies and flowers. I had to re-check one of my contest poems that said do not include the word 'bee' or 'flower'.
Date: 9/12/2019 3:24:00 AM
Glad you find pleasure in simple things. Butterflies are always a favourite. Hugs
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/12/2019 7:07:00 AM
I love them so much! And the flowers that brings them alive.