Butterflies are Higher – by mare

[a spirituality listserv that I’m on had a series of poems and entries about butterflies this morning and this inspired this — all while the snow still comes down! what a blizzard…!]

Butterflies are Higher

butterflies are higher
when things are dire.
they seem to know
before the wind does blow.

the caterpillar is low
a life of munch and crawl
with nary a brawl.

it’s the chrysalis I wonder
it’s no mistaken blunder
for nature’s way
and butterfly’s day.

as for humans and flight
and transformation to light
we’re still so stuck
on the great wonderful buck ($1)

we’ve yet to learn
caterpillar’s true yearn
to go inward and grow
create that spiritual glow

and find the wings of bliss divine
to truly drink the sacred wine.

Mare – Baltimore, Feb 2010 (blizzard country!)

About Mare Cromwell

Mare Cromwell is a nature mystic and the (multi) award-winning author of "The Great Mother Bible", "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother", and "If I gave you God's phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America." She has studied with Native American teachers for nineteen years and sits on the Seven Generations World Wisdom Council. Mare calls Western Maryland her home. To learn more about her books, go to http://www.marecromwell.com. (Note: she is a former worm herder. ;~)
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