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5 Monarch Caterpillar Poems in Haiku 5-7-5 Style
Introduction to these Monarch Caterpillar Poems
In this article I am presenting for your poetic reading pleasure 5 haikus. These haiku poems are based on the pretty Monarch butterfly caterpillars I found one day munching away on some flowers I had planted by the outside wall of my home. When I planted them, I did so because I liked the shape and colors of the flowers. I never bothered to find out what kind of plant it was.
Surprise! I had planted a favorite food source for the Monarch butterfly and its offspring. The flowering plant I like so much was the Silky Gold Milkweed, an import from South America. The plant’s beautiful yellow gold flowers not only attracted me, but also butterflies, who sipped on the nectar and along the way laid eggs on the underside of the leaves.
These eggs hatched and one day there were caterpillars munching away on the leaves and even the flowers were not immune. They munched and I let them. After a few photos, it was off to the internet to research the buggers. Monarch caterpillars they were and feasting on one of their favorite foods – the Silky Gold milkweed.
By the time I noticed them, they were almost fully grown, being about 2 inches long. In a couple of days they were gone. Disappeared into the bushes to form their chrysalis and begin their transformation into their adult stage, the Monarch butterfly. I wish them well.
So read the haiku poems and then pick out the one you like the best and use the poll to give that haiku your vote. Enjoy them and if they please you feel free to share the link with whoever you like.
The Monarch Caterpillar Nature Haikus
Munch silky gold milkweed leaf
Ground based, flier soon
Bright colors defend
Predators know poisonous
Eating milkweed wins
Eat the tender leaf
Milk the sap, gather poison
Brightly danger show
Hatch egg, free larva
Feed and grow quick, long and fat
Set butterfly free
Thin antenna wave
Larva yellow, white and black
Silky gold leaf lunch