The Metamorphosis Series

beautiful spots

A little caterpillar on a big oak tree,
Falling in love with the hide and see,
(finding the best spot for shade,
blending in with the bark, making a small mark).
Turning over a new leaf
Or at least trying, adding belief.
Tumbling from branches, hitting the ground,
Life’s great adventure lies in playing around.
(No creature could have been stiller
when it came to pursuing the big dreams)?

Inching to crawl,
Hearing the call,
(Beyond words and thoughts, it was coming)
Something so deep,
A cry to evolve, a deafening weep.
(A dance within, change was looming in place).

With another slither,
The cocoon whispered, “come hither”
Everything became s l o w,
Sky and sight disappeared.
(All was blank, in this blanket’s show).

over time

Hugging its skin like gentle fluff,
The cocoon became soothing,
Breaking the warmth, becoming rough,
Cold air brushed the new body – blooming.
Like a flower that came to life,
Testing its wings like they were petals,
The butterfly took a flight,
A new world went into view,
The flapping wings appeared blue,
Something ineffable, only divine,
As if nothing could take away its sun-kissed shine,
It floated over the trees,
Tasting nature’s nectar, finally free.
Ready to make another leap,
Fear started to weep.
The adrenaline of truly being alive,
Was such a magical dive.
Something inside was afraid fear would arrive,
But through a smile of the eyes,
And a breath of love,
So many more surprises
Awaited these wings delicately above.

Ace + Aarushi

Ace + Aarushi (🐛🦋)

Thank you Ace for doing this collaboration! I took my sweet time with it, so thank you for being so patient.

Thank you for reading! Hope you liked it ❤️


  1. Jeff Flesch says:

    Beautiful collaboration, my dear friends. As I mentioned on Ace’s bog, you elucidate the process of transformation marvelously, and thus the poem itself is transformational. Beautiful, beautiful!! ❤️

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  2. Wow. Amazing collaboration Aarushi and Ace!! What a magical flow. I loved how it was broken into two separate pieces that enhanced each other perfectly. Brilliant!!! The imagery and visuals were absolutely stunning. Well done as always, My friends.❤️

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    1. Aarushi says:

      Grace! Thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you, friend. Take care, stay safe ❤️🦋🥰

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Ace says:

    I absolutely love this, and can’t thank you enough for doing it with me! Truly a magical experience working with you! Appreciate you, pal! Here’s to metamorphosis and many more 🖤🖤

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    1. Aarushi says:

      Definitely, and I feel the same way❤️❤️ you’ve written some of my favourite lines here and I’m so glad we got to do this 🦋🐛🥰😊💕

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