Treasure Island

Indira Renganathan


The withered sparkle-chips on earth spawn
Caterpillars ere butterflies shrunk in cocoon and cocoon
Swarm with myriad colours out when born
Success of ascension, patterned designs strewn

Egg to larva to pupate on
A cycle of struggle to emerge soon
Butterfly does flirt flower to flower upon
A triumphant mirth of silky, honeyed boon

O'human, ask within why you're gone
Lust and creed to you did who spoon
Out yourself from yourself when drawn
Bad and sad'll never be a boon

Waltz around butterflies iridescently on
Waft up hordes of success soon
Difficulties pupate to endure on
Butterfly be from birth though struggle-sown

Submitted: Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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  • Rangarajan Kazhiyur Mannar (6/1/2009 6:59:00 AM)

    Excellent write on butterflies that transform from ugly inspects to the most colourful ones, in one of the wonders of nature's metamorphosis - with the underlying message to the human to learn from them. (Report) Reply

  • Raj Nandy (5/18/2009 8:09:00 AM)

    A butterfly only a creature of the 'moment', has enough time to dance and sing and
    lay its eggs on the leaves of Spring, for the cycle of life to begin! 10+
    -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Cindy Kreiner Sera (4/23/2009 12:58:00 PM)

    Great Poem, captures the essence of life of man and butterfly - 'but for a brief moment it's glory and beauty belong to us....'excellent, thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Jasmin Whyte (3/24/2009 4:18:00 PM)

    'Butterfly does flirt flower to flower upon.'..what a beautiful sentence, the poem feels like a dance on a summers day (Report) Reply

  • Seema Aarella (2/17/2009 11:27:00 PM)

    The cycle of events of our life compared with that of a butterfly, all too good, skillful change in style of the poem, a pleasant read! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
    I would like to thank you Madam, for all the beautiful and encouraging comments you pass on my poems! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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