Caterpillar Dreams Poem

 Caterpillar Dreams

I have captured the sunrise

in caterpillar dreams.

I have fashioned the sunset

to the making of wings.

I sleep in a blanket

sewn of chrysalis silk,

I am nurtured by sunlight

and sweet sticky milk.

I have visions of roses

and pink peonies.

My thoughts bring beauty 

as bright as I please.

High above rancor 

and human endeavor,

I dream to unfold 

in Heaven forever.

More poetry by Richard Rensberry can be found here

Caterpillar Dreams Come True

As September comes to a close, the caterpillars dream has come true.  He has earned his wings and as a monarch, he has begun his journey from Michigan to Mexico.  

He has journeyed from his milkweed home to color the Tawas Point Lighthouse grounds.  He has paused to muster his energy and join his brethren for his long, migration south.  

These tiny and fragile creatures yet face the arduous task of flitting their way over a thousand miles of hazardous terrain.  They will face storms of wind, rain, predators, cityscapes and heat.  They will press onward, driven by genetics and purpose.  Many, many of them will somehow survive.

Caterpillar Dreams Take shape in If I Were A Caterpillar Rhyming Book For Children.

Our book If I Were A Caterpillar is a rhyming book journey of a caterpillar before arriving at Tawas Point.  It is the journey of a caterpillar from milkweed to monarch.    

Living in the countryside of Michigan, caterpillar dreams are common place.  But for those that reside in the city, this caterpillars's living miracle is far from everyday experience.  I hope If I Were A Caterpillar is worthy in its presentation of the caterpillar's journey.

You can buy your copy of If I Were A Caterpillar here

All of our online book store items can also be purchased directly from us here in Fairview, Michigan.  

If you would prefer to buy direct from us versus Amazon, please email us at to order 

or contact us via the US Post Office at:  QuickTurtle Books   330 Schmid Road    Fairview, MI  48621

If you are a school or charity and would like to purchase 20 or more copies, we offer a 30% discount off your order.  30 or more copies and we offer a 35% discount.

We also offer an online book building and publishing program for middle school, fourth and fifth grade classes.  We work with teachers and students to write and illustrate a custom book for their class.  We use the kids words and illustrations created from the project.  This is a fun filled program that results in each classes very own personalized book.  If you are interested in this project, please email me at    

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