Circadian Poems

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Wednesday's Poem: "Insect Royalty"

Insect Royalty
By Wanda D. Campbell


Queen Anne holds
a swallow-tail-to-be
in her slender arms
neath her lacey sleeves.

He will not be great
among caterpillars,
just another green eater,
but one morning,

he will rise
over all that he was,
rise to fly,
yellow flashes
in the sun.


“Insect Royalty” first appeared in Taproot Literary Review, summer 2005.

Wanda D. Campbell is a poet, novelist, artist and teacher from the rolling hill country of southern Kentucky. Her work has appeared in The Taproot Literary Review, Pegasus, River Walk Journal, storySouth, Midsouth Review, Farmland Publications, The Rogue Scholar and many other traditional and online publications. Most of her work has appeared the pen name, Nochipa. She is a member of the Kentucky State Poetry Society and attends workshops throughout Appalachia and the South.

Visit her at: At Home in the Cumberlands

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