Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt Poems

Sarah Piatt, also known as Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt, was a 19th-century American poet. Her career included hundreds of poems that were included in newspapers and magazines. She published 18 volumes of poetry, two of which she wrote along with her husband. During her lifetime, her poetry was widely read. But, today, her readership has significantly dwindled. Read more of Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt’s Biography.

After Wings

by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

‘After Wings’ by Sarah Piatt is a short poem that centers on the wings of a butterfly. This poem highlights the importance of accepting change as it is the essence of life.

This was your butterfly, you see.

  His fine wings made him vain?—

The caterpillars crawl, but he

  Passed them in rich disdain?—

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