Daylight Delight

Written for: Poets and Storytellers United
Weekly Scribblings #73:  Butterflies and Moths
(posted by Rommy)

Daylight welcomes
butterflies as they flit
from flower to flower–
monarchs mimicking
stained glass, white,
yellow, and the beautiful
blue morpho who makes
its home in the tropical 
forests of Latin America.
A delicate dance
of wings brings joy
to mornings.

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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19 Responses to Daylight Delight

  1. Ooh, beautiful – particularly that yummy ending.


  2. Helen Dehner says:

    Butterflies are magical. Bird songs in early morning, the first butterfly sighting …. ah, doesn’t get much better. Love you poem, Sara.


  3. Michele Lee says:

    Lovely visuals. 🦋


  4. Lisa says:

    That’s so true! I saw TWO swallowtails in my garden! I have so, so many flowers, but mostly insect pollinators, so they were such a wonderful sight. The first thing I do (after feeding the cats) is go out and see what’s happened in the garden overnight.


  5. Jim says:

    Sooo really luscious, Sara. I love your summation, calling the butterfly’s flitting as a “delicate dance of wings.” That is a thought to be remembered when watching one flit next time.


  6. -Eugenia says:

    A magical piece, Sara!❤️


  7. Beverly Crawford says:

    Beautiful poem takes us all to butterfly mornings and birdsong.


  8. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    Ah, I love blue morphos.


  9. I love (and absolutely agree with) the last three lines.


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