Storms Turn Birds to Butterflies

Storms Turn Birds to Butterflies

A Poem by David P. Eckert

nature poem post Hurricane Sandy


Storms Turn Birds to Butterflies


Down came white cedar

Shelter for sparrows and finches

Flattened across our lawn

Missing our house by inches


The wind and rain subside

The sun comes for a while

And we see opportunity

To give the yard some style


I chainsaw every branch

Till only stump remains

Stack up the logs to dry

Against winter snow and rain


When stump’s pulled clear

Persimmon and flowers planted

Butterfly bush sprouts up

Garden grows enchanted


Summer comes with warm winds

Petunias, buddleias in bloom

Tiger swallowtails float on air

Alight and delight the outdoor room


2013 July

David P. Eckert



© 2013 David P. Eckert

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Added on July 28, 2013
Last Updated on July 28, 2013
Tags: storms, birds, butterflies


David P. Eckert
David P. Eckert

Roslyn Heights, NY

Psychologist, Writer, Painter, Father of 2, Grandpa of 2 cute, smart and beautiful little girls, Husband, Keeper of Dogs, Fish and Fruit Trees and generally Busy Guy. more..