Happy Poetry Friday! I’m posting early as I’m on my way to Door County, WI. I think the monarchs may become more scarce soon as the milkweed flowers are almost finished blooming. A few more pics from my backyard, where I did see three monarchs today. Here’s a cherita poem in their honor, and one extra poem on butterflies. Hope to catch up with responses and other Poetry Friday posts on my return!
hey monarch butterfly
whenever I see you a smile rolls by
and my whole spirit soars …
to a place way up high
where wonder catches dreams
in the twinkling of an eye.
© 2018 Michelle Kogan
Here’s another butterfly poem
Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.
I said, “I’d love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.
But I have not your graceful charm.
I haven’t wings, just these two arms.
I’ve been designed to walk around.
My human feet must touch the ground.
Then magically he spoke to me
Read the rest of the poem here:
Catch more poetry over at Catherine Wallian Flynn’s blog Reading to the Core, she’s hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup this week, thanks Catherine!
More buggy goodness. I am loving these posts. I also love that, even after the monarchs go, you’ll have your poems to keep the feeling alive.
Thanks Sally, I never tire of them!
Enjoy your flutter of butterflies, Michelle. And your travels!
Love your poems and your photos. Butterflies are magical and fragile.
Happy travels, Michelle! Thank you for sharing your monarchs (and back yard!) with us. xo
That’s a great close up at the top! Are you doing plein air painting this weekend? Wishing you good weather!
Hi Tabatha, thanks maybe some quick Plein air painting or sketching—I’m with my family -Mom, Sis and more so time will be limited, we’ll see . . .
I love that your yard is crawling with Monarchs. I aspire to have monarchs. I’ll have to try again with the milkweed.
I hope you do Brenda, if you need some seeds let me know, I collect the seed pods.
Any seedpods and tips for planting/growing would be appreciated. 🙂
I’ll send one along. All they need is some earth, rain-water, a bit of sun, and a little T.L.C.
What do they look like when they are babies? I’d hate to pull them as weeds… And a huge thank you!
What beauty awaits visitors here. I smile too whenever I see you and your art. It’s like seeing a butterfly whenever I see that you have created beautiful words or photographs or paintings.
Thanks Linda, what a lovely image!
So, so gorgeous. I understand why “a smile rolls by”, Michelle. Have a good trip and thanks for sharing your monarchs and the poems.
Your words and photos make my spirit soar, Michelle! There is milkweed in the hayfield across the street, but the farmer always cuts it before it has a chance to bloom. Next year I’m going to dig it up and plant it in my yard! Enjoy your trip!
Happy butterflies and bees; happy summer!
Your words and photographs both “make my spirit soar!” Thank you!
There really is something special about butterflies! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com
It always lifts my heart to see monarchs in the garden. We have a butterfly bush by the kitchen window and it’s true to its name. Along with monarchs, we see swallowtails, skippers, and sometimes a hummingbird. Thanks for the butterfly poem!
Thanks Laura, what a treasure filled butterfly bush you have! I loved to have more hummingbirds.