Thou winged blossom

Bfly wng 5

Photo by Richard Fogg

Thou winged blossom, liberated thing,
What secret tie binds thee to other flowers,
Still held within the garden’s fostering?
Will they too soar with the completed hours,
Take flight, and be like thee
Irrevocably free,
Hovering at will o’er their parental bowers?

~ Thomas Wentworth Higginson