Pok the Caterpillar was friendly small and green
But often in the mornings Pok could not be seen
He'd be asleep upon his leaf, snoring until noon
He'd stayed up really late you see, staring at the moon
Pok loved to see the pretty stars twinkling so bright
And moonlight on the summer lake, sparkling at night
His friends would say "Oh wake up Pok, you are a sleepyhead
Get up young bug! It's time to rise and leave your leafy bed.
A caterpillar needs sunlight so get up you must try
Or else you might not become a lovely butterfly.”
Pok got a clock, and tried to do everything they said
He thought about it in the field after he had fed
He ate and munched and ate again, wherever he was sat
Pok ate so much, this hungry bug got juicy, big, and fat
And as his little legs did shrink he suddenly knew this…
…that it had now become his time to be a chrysalis
Inside this pupa, Pok did rest and stay for a while
Until he woke up in the dark, and with a great big smile
He stretched his wings and out into the night he flew right off
For Pok was not a butterfly but was in fact a moth
A creature of the night was Pok, nocturnal you should say
A life lived good by moon and stars, and sleeping all the day!
What’s the difference?
Butterflies wings fold upwards. Moths wings can fold downwards.
Butterflies have clubbed antennae. Moths have hairy antennae.
Butterflies need sunshine. Moths are nocturnal.