Monday, June 22, 2009

Love is a butterfly

In the cage of a heart,
Love is a butterfly

Question mark
A beautiful wisp of light.

Some sort of frittilary
Seeking only to grow
And to burst from darkness into the sun,
looked upon by all.

Northern Pearly Eye butterfly
To taste and to feel,
Taking to the space between, as a prayer.

Tiger swallowtail on hand
Here for a time, hoping for forever,
When even forever is not enough.

And if loss tears its wings,
Poor ragged thing
Its flight continues on...


KGMom said...

Oh, how touching--the butterfly with torn wings.
Lovely pics, and lovely words.

NatureWoman said...

Ohhh, how beautiful, Susan. Both the words and the photos.

Beth said...

I know how much this post means to you, Susan. I was touched by your words, your pictures and your emotions. Stay off the ledges.


Mary said...

Pretty, Susan. I like it.

Kelly said...

...beautiful poetry. I really enjoyed reading it.

RuthieJ said...

Beautiful verse and pictures Susan.

Kyle said...

Beautiful shots and beautiful thoughts, Susan!

dAwN said...

Beautiful! did you write that? and prose!

Susan Gets Native said...

Dawn: yeah, I wrote that. Was feeling a bit maudlin...does it show?

MObugs said...

I just discovered your blog and I must say I love it. I plan to add your blog link to my blog. I've been given the privilege on several occasions to work with birds of prey and they are magnificent especially up close and personal. Your poetry is touching and beautiful, and the photos of butterflies bring your words to life.