Another Spring Poem

Mary Oliver's Black Swallowtail was read at the dedication of The Center for Arts at the Armory last Friday night: Black SwallowtailBlack Swallowtail CaterpillarThe caterpillar interesting but not exactly lovely, humped along among the parsley leaves eating, always eating. Then one night it was gone and in its place a small green confinement hung by two silk threads on a parsley stem. I think it took nothing with it except faith and patience. And then one morning it expressed itself into the most beautiful thing. Thanks to our YA Librarian Ron Castile for suggesting such a lovely poem for the season.

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