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“Milkweed Wishes for Monarchs” a poem by Bette A. Stevens

December 22, 2015

The photo and poem are both beautiful.

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

Milkweed Wishes for Monarchs POEM bas 2015

The poem “Milkweed Wishes for Monarchs” was inspired one morning on a walk out to the mailbox one morning when I spotted an exploding milkweed pod in all its glory. I ran back into the house to grab my camera and was delighted with the results. I also captured a shot of two more pods mostly intact and picked them for a friend (photo below).

I am a writer inspired by nature and human nature. As a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five, I live in Central Maine on a 37-acre renovated farmstead where I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. I advocate for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of monarch butterflies—an endangered species (and milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).

My children’s book AMAZING MATILDA follows…

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  1. Thanks so much for the reblog and lovely intro! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

    • When I was little milkweed grew in a field near my home. This brought back memories of dancing in circles while holding the plant up high so the wind could blow the seed pods. You’re more than welcome and I thank you for the fond memories. I had forgotten how much fun we had with milkweed.

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