butterflies and birds

Written for:  Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #63 Troiku
Written from Basho’s, “butterflies and birds”

butterflies and birds
restlessly they rise up
a cloud of flowers

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

butterflies and birds
mid-air freedom rides
adventures await

restlessly they rise up
seems aimless travel
birds seek proper nest

a cloud of flowers
butterflies color the sky
pair off with bird plumes

© Sara McNulty


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to butterflies and birds

  1. Myrna Zach says:

    a really lovely analogy


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