Thursday, October 3, 2013


A friend sent me an e-mail indicating that today is National Poetry Day and Butterfly and Hummingbird Day!


I wrote the below poem in 2011 and it's in my first book :-)


if i were a tree, i would be deeply rooted in the earth and happy regardless of when the seasons changed

if i were a bird, i would perch myself upon the highest branch and sight see from sun up to sun down

if i were a flower, i would be a yellow rose and smile wide each time someone called out my name

if i were a leaf, i would be the prettiest shade of red and all the other colors would envy me

if i were a seashell, i would be the rarest find on display at the Smithsonian Museum for the entire world to see

if i were a butterfly, i would migrate to CHINA to research my ancestors and then publish a book about my journey

if i were a rock, i would rest upon my owner's collectibles and everyone would want to hold me and retrace my steps

if i could be anything that i wanted to be, i would be anything besides a human being...


A Lady's Life said...

that's beautiful butterfly.

Moanerplicity said...

Such a fanciful piece. Pure loveliness.

It's like you were fully connected to nature in this poem.

Very well done, China.


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Thank you My Lady. I appreciate you!

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

Thank you Lin,
Back then...I was in a season of wanting to disappear from my current state of being...

But not anymore :-)