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A moment's visit

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A moment's visit

A brown-winged Lepidoptera alights
My sweaty hand and tentatively flaps
Its delicate wings in morning sunlight. 
What seemed to me a long time was perhaps  
A moment or two that it lingered there. 
It unfurled its proboscis and began
To dab and suck a sweat bead with great care
Unaware that it was the broth of Man.
I watched its skittish profile while it supped:
Its unblinking compound eye, antennae
Feeling the ambient air while lapping up
The last of the bead, turned and looked at me.
I said, hello you little butterfly
It then took flight and I uttered… good-bye!

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  1. Date: 5/15/2011 4:54:00 AM
    Congratualtions on your featured poem this week, just wonderful~~

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 8:22:00 PM
    Albert.. congratulations on your wonderful feature of the week... I sure enjoyed... take care,..p.d

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 7:44:00 PM
    Beautiful Congratulations on your poem being featured

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 6:34:00 AM
    Hi Albert-This is so beautiful it made me go all mushy inside.You wrote it so well you bought everything to life.I too fell in love with your butterfly.I loved the image you conjure up of the man allowing this sweet vulnerable creature to nestle on his hand showing too his tender side.A portrayal of man so often overlooked in his macho world.I am so glad it made the feature page.Congratulations.I would also like to add it to my favourites. Love June(sylvia)

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    Date: 5/10/2011 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    nice comment sylvia
  1. Date: 5/9/2011 10:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Albert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/9/2011 5:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Albert

  1. Date: 5/8/2011 4:39:00 PM
    Congrats Albert on your featured poem this week on P.S. ..a great one to share with us all with luv..