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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113 — Once

Once
Cocoons
Fashioned from
Nothing to form
We came to exist
Nestled and nurtured life
Immersed in air, water, earth
A living seed, destined to sprout
Grace and vision foundation’s blueprint
Metamorphosed! Butterflies realized!
Liberated wings, tired from wiggling out
Open and close slowly, practicing
While we rest, wind-kissed promises
Wings rested now, fluttering
Wind catches them – liftoff!
Marvelous wide sky
What’s that I smell?
Pink breakfast
Straw sips
World

The poem is in (double) etheree form.

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.  Reena says:
write to choice of image.

23 thoughts on “Reena’s Exploration Challenge #113 — Once

      1. You’re very welcome! A very memorable poem… I really do remember people’s poetry. And so many poems are memorable.And when I see a poet’s name I remember a poem they had written, even if it was three or four years ago, this one is one of those poems!☀️

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  1. I like how you combine evolution of the universe to the life of a butterfly, in a manner they look incomplete without each other.

    I guess we have defined life by respiration or transitoriness or physical structures. Who are we to say that the everlasting mountains or stone structures are not ‘alive’. They know a lot more than we do.

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