I whispered
for her to come out
but inside her hardened shell
she whispered
“wait up”.

And so I stayed
until she sees the
waiting world,
then today after
some wiggly wobbles
wiggly wobbles,
I watched her grand entrance
like a morning sun
being birth by beautiful dawn.

Flaunting her delicate gown
I knew she needs no crown.

She is the winged-queen.
Proudly birthed by cocoon’s grim.

©2017 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
Photo via Unsplash
In response to Napowrimo Day 5
In honor of Mary Oliver’s work, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that is based in the natural world: it could be about a particular plant, animal, or a particular landscape.
and dVerse‘s Does your dog wear a raincoat??? by lillian.
So, let’s talk about anthropomorphism today: the attribution of human traits, emotions, and intentions to nonhumans. Hmmm…how does that differ from personification? Literary explains “…there is a slight difference between these two. Personification is an act of giving human characteristics to animals or objects to create imagery, while anthropomorphism aims to make an animal or object behave and appear like they are human beings.”


Read the rest of my Napowrimo 2017 poems here!

60 thoughts on “Winged-Queen”

  1. Oh my! I’ve only seen it on TV and I’ve always wanted to see a butterfly emerging from its cocoon. Your words paint just a soothing and beautiful picture that I can’t wait to watch it in reality 😊😊

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      1. See, this is the way we do it, dear sister!!! God has given us the gift of poetry, as well as the gift of His Love and Saving Grace in Jesus. It is much easier–I know this just from last week (!)–to write our way through the dark place, holding His hand as He leads us back out into bright LIGHT. He dresses us in our beautiful royal robes and gives our wings new gilded sparkle!!! (Also, I had help from a very interesting movie I was watching–not in the “Christian” genre, but the story is surely much about faith in God’s miracles, Hope, “starting fresh”. I was SO Blessed by it–and turned the corner, into the light. The movie, if you’re interested, is “Henry Poole Is Here”.

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  2. Flaunting her delicate gown, I knew she needs no crown. – like you were watching her for a long time and waited so patiently to see her majestic arrival, this was a lovely bit of whimsy yet an allusion to deeper beauty of spirit and overcoming hardship of a new birth. Wonderful Rosema!

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  3. Oh what a great take on the prompt!!!! LOVE it! Photo is beautiful and these words “Flaunting her delicate gown” — the winged queen! I shall always think that now when I see a Monarch. Perfect! 🙂 Soooo glad you posted!

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  4. I love how you perfectly made us see through your words the birth of a beautiful butterfly…

    But i wanted to say i feel it more unto you..i can sense (by reading your posts so far) that you are now becoming the beautiful woman that you had always wanted to be..and i saw your latest profile picture..dear you rock..

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  5. I confess – I loathe caterpillars, but love watching a butterfly burst from its cocoon with its beautiful wings! There’s something very triumphant about the way it emerges, and sometimes you can’t help but feel triumph for the creature.

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