Poetry and Pictures: Harm No Living Thing

Pipe Vine Swallowtail Caterpillar

Pipe Vine Swallowtail Caterpillar

“Just because I am different from you – please do not harm me”… says the dangerous looking caterpillar.

Wouldn’t it be grand if everyone truly believed in not harming other living things? Life is precious.

Hurt No Living Thing

Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing,
Nor cricket chirping cheerily,
Nor grasshopper so light of leap,
Nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat,
Nor harmless worms that creep.
– Christina Rossetti

Enjoy your weekend…

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