ISABEL VISITS THE BUTTERFLY PAVILION
Westminster, Colorado ~~~August 21, 2007
'Twas a magical land for Isabel, three
a tropical rain-forest, lush and misty
dense with fern, bright hibiscus and leafy trees
lazy old turtles, a muddy swamp, no breeze
Fluttering way up high, coasting low, low, low
thousands of butterflies gave a sky-dance show
They glided and swirled around us everywhere…
above, around us; we had wings in our hair!
Vibrant creations, every colorful hue
flaming red, orange, green and electric blue!
On Isabel, a mariposa alighted
Was she afraid? No. Issy was delighted!
She spied a swallowtail asleep in a tree
Our little girl picked it up, most carefully
then she set the yellow creature free…oh, my!
It flew off happily…fast as it could fly!
Caterpillars, chrysalises, some breaking free…
Winged ones as fanciful as insects can be!
In a special kiosk, a fine artist drew
with bright paint on children, butterfly tattoos
Issy selected a beauty she liked lots—
a splendid specimen with green polka dots!
That evening she told of all the fun she had
and showed her painted tattoo to Mom and Dad
Maude Carolan Pych
Remembering our visit to the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado, with Isabel Pych in 2007.