Friday, June 08, 2007

The Caterpillar

Caterpillar
Calapitter, Capalitter, Clapaliller,

No matter how you say his name,
His response is just the same.

From cradle to chrysalis
He is voiceless and whistle-less.

(Last stanza is an adaptation from Ogden Nash's The Caterpillar)

3 comments:

Beck said...

What a green caterpillar! We only have army worms around here, and they are NOT loveable.

Ryan M. said...

So caterpillars are not as gross as worms? I guess the former turn out better in the end...

Suzanne Temple said...

I thought someone might ask that, ryan, and I must tell you that wax worms are not even really worms. They are maggots: much, much, much grosser than a cute green and yellow caterpillar-both in their origins and in their ends.