A masterpiece of God’s creation,
bestowed me with marvellous elation.

As I watch the magical process with glory,
A catterpiller turns into a pretty butterfly.

Lover of flowers, prince of garden,
belonging to eternal spring of Edan.

Delicate lacy wings sway without noise,
Angelic swing is poise with no choice.

Effortless flight, indeed a delicious sight,
onlooker go on unblinking with colour fest.

Butterfly sips flavour of sweet honey,
with no hurry or worry, only moments merry.

A butterfly’s life is short, an irreversible sort,
yet a tiny fly taught, how to live life a lot.

A sudden vision mirrored of a livid being..
Pristine truth surfaced! I am a human being.

Compressed cocoon is my domain, shadows forlorn and thick,
restless hermit as I remain, freedom of air I seek.

                                 ‘Metamorphosis’ only revolution as prognosis, I conform.
                               Old robes shed as I form, new wings sprout what a reform!

I am on a verge of flight, with gusto I fly
and flutter like a butterfly, my dream, I comply.

© Maaya Dev

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About Maaya Dev

Maaya Dev is an Indian based poetess and an economics graduate. Her poems have found place in several national and international anthologies and journals like Episteme, Criterion, Langlit, Anthesis, Eternal, Wings, Forever, Change, The Significant Anthology, Aquillerelle Wall of Poetry Book 5, Umbilical Cords, Kaafiana. She is a winner of Delhi Poetry Challenge – Kaafiya Contest 2015 and a short story winner Seasosn 1 at StoryMirror. She is a contributor at many reputed poetry sites and won few poetry contests. She is also conferred with the title of ICOP Critic of the year 2015 at Destiny Poets UK( An International Community of Poets). Her debut anthology ‘SHIMMERING CHIMES’ got published by AUTHORSPRESS Delhi, in Sept 2015.She blogs at

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