October 22, 2018: Monarch of the Republic

"You who go through the day

like a wingèd tiger
burning as you fly
tell me what supernatural life
is painted on your wings
so that after this life
I may see you in my night.

––Homero Aridjis: To a Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly enjoying the Ripley Garden on the National Mall, Washington DC

 © Philip Knight 2018