Friday, 13 September 2013

Butterflies undersided

Draw inspiration
from the wings of butterflies:
Nature's bright artworks

Identify them
by the upper sides of wings
as they flutter by

What of under sides?
Some demure, some dramatic
Don't overlook them.

The common eggfly
(Hypolimas bolina).
Subtle mosaic

This one is a male.
Females are polymorphic:
Multiple patterns

Small green-banded blue
(Psychonotis caelius)
prefers rainforest

Adults dance in sun
while caterpillars feed on

And now I should stop
Because all this poetry
Has gone to my head.

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