Monarch Butterfly


On a warm summer day, I invited my work team for a meeting in my backyard garden.  As soon as I opened the meeting a monarch butterfly landed on my head.  It remained there until the end of the meeting. Then it lifted off and disappeared.  It was an unusual experience. Somehow I knew the butterfly was there for a reason.

Double Etheree poetry form (reverse)

Monarch Butterfly

Radiant orange wings adorn the sky
Monarch’s intuitive journey
Endure de-forestation
Purposeful vision
Mountain forests
Sacred fir trees
Milkweed plant
Black dot on hind wings
Conserve its habitat
Orange, black and white markings
Long-winged epic destination
Purple coneflower, Black-eyed Susan
Sweet nectar, your garden’s treasure keeper

Hélène Vaillant©

#Weekly Tanka Prompt #Poetry Challenge – Week 116 – Endangered & Animals



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