Upon a Butterfly’s Dream

By Gerard Traub

Upon a butterfly’s dream

rising against the storm

never a wavering wing

or fluster of colour

as waters breathe quiet

under rage of air

beckoned to its journey

where new worlds discovered.


By witness of sun

and countless stars

greeting every dawn

and darkest sky

upon a butterfly’s courage

rising against the storm

the promise from pupa

awakening to the prize.