found this lovely little story on the website of
and I just thought it deserved a nicer presentation
than they'd previously given it! ;-)
I received the author's gracious permission to reprint the Legend
here, and you can click on their name (at the end)
to go to their website...
Legend Of The
is said that deep in the Forest Tyrian,
not so far from the sea,
where indigo grows
and glows with deep purple
and flowers of purple and trees
of green and purple
meld with the sunshine and sea
lives a clan of Ladybird beetles
small and sweet and purple.
They dance and fly in joyous gaiety and
on purple sunbeam mists.
And if you listen with all your heart,
you will hear them laugh and
sing and giggle
with purple pleasure, and purple
and call to each other in
bubbling purple tones.
Few passers-by have bothered to walk the
through the Forest Tyrian.
fewer have ever set eyes on the
But one day, like the dolphins of the sea
and the whales of the oceans,
who also call to one another in
a harmonious timbre,
unknown to humans,
day, the purple ladybugs will also
as the communicative, higher
© Donna Sierk
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