Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

Rookie (1 September 1986 / East London, South Africa)

Would You Recognise It

Poem by Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

What if a butterfly
became a catepillar
- would you recognise it?
it being beautiful no more

The colours faded and dull
Its delicacy now disappearing

Could it be a warning sign
that all is changed
Life is not as it is expected to be
rather order gives way to anarchy

Rivers flowing to the mountains
Butterflies transformed into worms
would you recognise them?

Comments about Would You Recognise It by Stephanie van Oudtshoorn

  • Mary Nagy (11/18/2005 5:51:00 AM)

    Interesting thought Stephanie! Great poem. Sincerely, Mary(Report)Reply

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  • Tony Jennett (10/9/2005 5:48:00 PM)

    Thirteen poems and a good start Even though free verse is anathema to me I bow to your talent. HOWEVER you better stop writing about yourself and your feelings or you're gonna run out of new things to say. Depersonalise and Good luck(Report)Reply

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  • Michael Shepherd (9/13/2005 5:44:00 AM)

    A lovely poetic idea, Stephanie - though 'caterpillar' for 'worm' would make the reverse transformation clearer!
    Would it be 'anarchy'? i think not -except to our preconceptions. Actually a return to source - there's a thought!
    Jah, veel lekker.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 5, 2010