What the Caterpillar Said

“Eight days ago, young butterfly,
you wormed about, the same as I.
Within a fortnight from today
Two wings will bear me far away
To brighter blooms and lovelier lures,
With colors that out rival yours.
So, flutter-flit, be not so proud;
Each caterpillar is endowed
With power to make him, by and by,
A blithe and brilliant butterfly.”
from “The Butterfly and the Caterpillar” by Joseph Lauren
Photographed on Lysimachia vulgaris (Yellow Loosestrife/Goldfelberich)