Yesterday a butterflyCame floating gently through the sky.He soared up through the atmosphereThen drifted close enough to hear.
I said, “I’d love to fly with youAnd 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 meand told me what his wish would be.
He said, “What I’d love most to doIs walk upon God’s Earth with you,
To squish it’s mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.
I’d love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground,
But I have not two legs that swing, I haven’t arms, just these two wings.”
And so we went our separate waysIn wonder and surprise.For we’d both seen God’s precious gifts
Through someone else’s eyes.
(see… like I said, if you grow it they will come!)
Thank you, Joy (Good Morning Mary Sunshine) for identifying this butterfly as a Red Spotted Purple ~ limentis arthemis astyanxy. So kind of you to look this up for me!
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Abounding Treasures says
What gorgeous photos of one of God's amazing creatures!
crochet lady says
Those are some lovely pics of one of God's most beautiful creatures.
Thanks for giving me some info on the Hibiscus! I didn't know their was a kind that could be grown hardy in zone 4. I will have to take a look at that and think about ordering one.
So blessed! says
Beautiful! Love the poem.
I have several butterfly bushes around my home and they have been abundant this summer. I just love watching them.
Have a blessed dya!
Hugs from Texas
Lady Farmer says
I'm not sure of the type of butterfly, but what beautiful photography!
Thanks for sharing!