Torn Greater Fritillary Butterfly on Bull Thistle

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© Andrea Petersen
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A torn butterfly
In a thistled wood
Might wonder why
What tastes this good
May leave sharp stings....
From bristled thorns
And tear fragile wings....
Taking "bull" by horns!
© Poetry by me AJP

One of the sharp Bull thistle thorns caught on my jacket and I felt the sting also on my thumb when I accidentally touched it ...Although the wings of this Greater Fritillary Butterfly are torn, remarkably it could still fly from one thistle to another.

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4 responses

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (12 Sep 2017):

    Nature is as beautiful as it is dangerous---gogeous capture

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (12 Sep 2017):

    a lovely close-up!

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   gave props (13 Sep 2017):

    Beautiful butterfly even with torn wings. Delightful poem too!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (11 Sep 2019):

    A beauty!

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