B for Butterfly!!!

This post is a part of A-Z April Challenge 2013.

I was thinking on what to blog about for the letter 'B'.Then, as I opened the Google page today was surprised to see an interesting Google Doodle.Today, April 2nd is the birthday of Maria Sibylla Merian, a Swiss naturalist who has made significant contribution in documenting the metamorphosis of Butterfly. I dedicate this post to her posthumously.

Underside the leaves I was lying in a shell patiently waiting,
I broke the shell as a caterpillar and ate the place where I was laid,
I kept eating over and over again happily in the glade,
Shedding my skin repeatedly with the hope of flying.

After eating enough I had to prepare for my flight,
I then decided to shed my skin for one last time,
I wriggled through to become a lazy bulky motionless pupa,
I camouflaged with the leaves for another fortnight.

Then, I went through a marvelous transformation period,
During which my camouflaged skin started displaying colors,
I was a little apprehensive to move in the beginning,
But my wings started to sway and I began to move away.

For the remaining part of my life, I was flying from flower to flower,
Aiding as a pollinator and bringing a smile in the human eye.

Ram Thilak


  1. A butterfly's metamorphosis always inspires me to egg on, no matter what. Butterflies represent so many things for me.

    Good one.

    Looking forward to C.

    Joy always,

    1. You are a true nature lover Susan. :D Trees, butterflies and what more in nature interests you..? I find a lot of personifications evident in your life. As Sumita said, would to happy to read your thoughts about butterflies..

  2. Nice one :) So Google is your inspiration? I should try this...wondering how I'm gonna be faring in this challenge....*shaky feet*

    Susan, how about a post on your take on butterflies and what they mean to you? Would love to read your thoughts.

    1. Ha ha :D Not always Google.. Google helps me a lot, especially in improving my vocabulary :P. All the best for the A-Z Challenge.. :) You are gonna rock..

    2. I should attempt a post on trees, butterflies, mountains. I have done enough on water.

      Soon. Soon.

    3. Def Susan :D.. I'm waiting for your posts.. Your description of Nature is always superlative..

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    1. Thanks a lot! Prashanth.. Nice to see you drop a comment.. Motivating.. :)

  4. Beautiful Transformation :)

    Keep smiling,


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