Peace and Swallowtail Butterfly

 Peace and Swallowtail Butterfly

 Artwork by

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

In My Dream

Golden wings span wide

Soaring in the sky

Circling to find nectar

That gives life to go on


Tired from long trip

Passing through

The troubled world


They do not see

My beautiful wings

They are busy fighting


My short life will be gone

Before they realize that

Peace is what they need


This garden in downtown Newark

Gives me nectar extending my life

The flowers of the butterfly bush

Are dazzling

I will use the flowers

To form the peace symbol

To show humans that

Their greed and separation

Brings them destruction


I hope they will see that

Kindness and compassion

Will save civilization


Let them see my Peace symbol

Let them change their minds

Let them stop selling weapons

To destroy one another


Let them sit eating together

Enjoying life


Let them plant gardens

For my children

They will be here soon

I will lay my eggs

Hoping that their first sight of the world

Will see civilized human beings

Happy people

Loving and helping one another


Hopefully my offspring will see

Beautiful gardens all around


I see my children

Soaring pretty wings

In fresh and healthy air

With all human children

Laughing, running and playing

Free and happy far and wide


The children are together

With my offspring

Dancing and singing


Peace on earth is everywhere

That is a joyful world

In my dream


Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts

Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 9:02 pm

 Swallowtail Butterfly Making a Peace Symbol

Passing through the rectangular window in the kitchen my eyes aimed at the butterfly bush trees in the garden. I saw the butterfly bush flowers blossom beautifully in late spring, waiting for the bees and butterflies come to taste the sweet nectar.  On the nice bright sunshine afternoon of Tuesday, August 12, I spotted some yellow object on one of butterfly bush flower.  As fast as I could, I grabbed my camcorder and went to the garden.  My heart was beating fast with excitement seeing a beautiful and very large Swallowtail butterfly.  I started to record in video and still pictures at the same time.  All year long I waited for you, now you finally came.  My hard work of taking care of the garden was worthwhile.  Even though you visited me for only a short time I will have a good memory of you until next year when I will wait for you in our garden here in downtown Newark.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, October 12, 2014

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