Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Monarch Butterfly Migrations: A Poem by Barbara Spring


Along Lake Michigan’s shore monarchs wing southward
Four bright orange wings with black stripes and white dots
Flutter in the wind then glide in airstreams.

In their dream like flights
Monarch butterflies wing their way south
on airstreams to Mexico.

They land on milkweed--six black legs taste pink blossoms

  spiral tongues unfurl deep into the flower
and they sip its sweetness.

Crowds of monarchs fill the sky
Doppler picks up a moving cloud
yet the air is clear.

From chilly Michigan
To sunny Mexico

They go—they go.

                                             --Barbara Spring

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