A Caterpillar

A caterpillar,
this deep in fall--
still not a butterfly.

Translated by Robert Hass

by Matsuo Basho

Comments (6)

The appropriateness of every stage of life is integral to the process. Regardless of its beauty that surrounds, the true beauty is in the flaw.
Excellent - Something is fishy and wrong.
(A Caterpillar - Poem by Matsuo Basho.) **A flaw in nature; delayed process. Love the verse.
I'm still not a butterfly, either... still developing
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