Monday Night Poetry / Poetry Book Club 11/7/22

Butterfly / Andrea Gibson

“Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.”
Kendrick Lamar

“When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and you cannot find your way out of darkness…
Remember, this is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.”
-Necole Stephens

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”
-R. Buckminster Fuller

“I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?”
-Chuang Tzu

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
-Maya Angelou

“Everybody loves butterflies. But I trust the caterpillars more. I trust the ones who know they aren’t done.”
— Andrea Gibson

“Once I found a butterfly’s wing on the sidewalk. I wanted to keep it but I didn’t. I knew there were things I should never find beautiful. Like death. And girls.”
— Andrea Gibson

Andrea Gibson – A Plea for our Planet

Andrea Gibson – Love Me to Life
Andrea Gibson – Love Me To Life

Andrea Gibson – Angels of the Get Through
Andrea Gibson – Angels of the Get-Through (Lord of the Butterflies Tour, Vancouver)

Andrea Gibson – Undoing our codependency, one butterfly at a time

More by Andrea Gibson…


Being heard, stirred, and perhaps cured by life's many hidden images and the written-spoken word.
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