I started my life a creeping thing
A hairy, overeating thing
I built myself a chrysalis
And hid away within:
Not caring for the world, nor
Its reproaches, nor its censures:
But thinking on my fast-approaching change
Change which begins within, which turns
The body inside out
And purifies the mind to grow
Now with these wings, so delicate
And crystalline, I hover
Flitting from flower to blooming flower
Most happily, to discover
The world and all its wonders formed anew
Though fleeting, momentary:
The beautiful, ephemeral
Etched in a sky of blue.
© Experimentsinfiction 2020, All Rights Reserved
Written for the second Voyage of the Mind Poetry Day, whose theme is ‘Metamorphosis.’
I love this poem, Ingrid. It captures the spirit of “metamorphosis” perfectly. Thank you so much for taking part in the second Poetry Day!
A beautiful poem. I have printed it to keep and read again. Looking forward to reading a published collection of your poems.
That’s so kind of you to say! It really means a lot to me that you enjoy my work 😊
Ahh this is written so beautifully.
Loved it, beautiful poem ❤️
Thank you so much 🙂