Do caterpillars smile?

Do caterpillars smile? Does it know that its about to be transformed into a butterfly?
Or mainly concerned, just to live the mundane life?
And survive the moment by moment, escaping the city beasts that thong the sky.
I wonder.
Be encouraged, I tell my soul, today.

 

The Caterpillar by Christina Rosetti
Brown and furry
Caterpillar in a hurry,
Take your walk
To the shady leaf, or stalk,
Or what not,
Which may be the chosen spot.

No toad spy you,
Hovering bird of prey pass by you;
Spin and die,
To live again
A butterfly.

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Photo by L

 

“Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be” – William Hazlitt

 

The best is yet to be by Robert Browning
Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be
The last of life, for which the first was made:
Our times are in His hand
Who saith “A whole I planned
Youth shows but half; trust God: see all, nor be afraid!
– Robert Browning

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