Brown and furry
Caterpillar in a hurry,
Take your walk
To the shady leaf, or stalk,
Or what not,
Which may be the chosen spot.
No toad spy you,
Hovering bird of prey pass by you;
Spin and die,
To live again a butterfly.
Photo by: http://littlepicsofhope.wordpress.com/
I know the thrill of the grasses
when the rain pours over them.
I know the trembling of the leaves
when the winds sweep through them.
I know what the white clover felt
as it held a drop of dew pressed close in its beauteousness.
I know the quivering of the fragrant petals
at the touch of the pollen-legged bees.
I know what the voracious caterpillars need
from the host plants on which they feed,
I know what the stream said to the dipping willows,
and what the moon said to the sweet lavender.
I know what the stars said when they came
stealthily down and crept fondly into the tops of the trees.
~Adapted excerpt from “Creation Songs”
by Muriel Strode
The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy. ~Psalm 65:8 ✝
Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace! Like Saint Hildegard Lord, may I too be a feather on your holy breath and spread, like seeds, the gospel abroad.
So wonderful 🙂 Brought a smile !! 😀
Thanks, Morgan. I’m so glad it made you smile! Hugs, N 🙂
Looks like the furry one is bedecked with jewels! Sweet! Hugs ~ Laura
He does look bejeweled, doesn’t he?! Such a handsome fellow too. Hugs, N 🙂
too cute–in an odd way—reminded me immediately of an orangutan –of caterpillars that is 🙂
And I love Christina Rossetti—one of her more melancholy poems was the first poem I committed to memory when I was in grade school—-and yes, such wonder and awe abounds, thankfully, all around us–thank you for the happy fuzzy little image 🙂
much love to you in Texas
I though he was quite the cutie. I’m so glad my post brought back a memory and was a happy little image for you. Much love to you in Georgia, my friend. Hugs, N 🙂