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Best Butterfly Poems

Below are the all-time best Butterfly poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of butterfly poems written by PoetrySoup members


I'm still alive and I don't know why?
My heart survived falling from the butterfly sky

Caught by the hands of destiny
With visions only I can...

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Categories: butterfly, fantasy, heart, hope,
Form: Couplet

The Butterfly
Enroling  you a worm (cumbersome and)
hairy, you- scimitar of leaves
Knows the pain ,writhing pupae
Abandoned and convicted
Constricted hanging straightjacket
Squirming like a jackrabbit
Gagged nocturnally - ...

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Categories: angel, beauty, butterfly,
Form: Free verse
I am the dancing Butterfly
Sometimes when I find myself adrift 
I transform into a dancing butterfly 
Escaping with imaginations and wanders off into Wonderland  
It's a world only...

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Categories: adventure, butterfly, fantasy,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Butterfly Bush
Purple butterfly
Bush grows weary with its load
Covered with gold wings

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Categories: butterfly, inspirational, nature,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member O' Butterfly
O' Butterfly, a child, disgraced 
Bewitched without a chance
Beguiled, exquisitely endowed. Frail wings held no escape
Such innocence would glaze her eyes, as gossamer might do


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Categories: butterfly, , western,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member The Butterfly
I pursued a butterfly through the woods.
It fluttered, just always beyond my reach.
The more I pursued, the more it teased.
Stalking it, like prey, it just...

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Categories: children, philosophy, butterfly,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Blessings of Prayer
Like a gazelle springing from left to right 
Your prayers come winging through perilous night

Making swift haste to my ill beating heart.
I was amazed at...

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Categories: blessing, butterfly, poets, prayer,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member MY GARDEN
My garden is such a colourful sight,
with pretty roses and scented sweet peas.
An abundance of blooms, what pure delight!

Beautiful butterflies gently alight
on flowers dancing on...

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Categories: beauty, butterfly, flower, garden,
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Rebirth Of The Third Angel
A body abandoned 
needs to mourns its last breath in death
a heart cast aside 
still aches to meet its last beat

and a free spirit yearns...

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Categories: angel, beauty, butterfly, death,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Distinct Ballet
I've thrown my quill in quiet rage
   sometimes, when mocked by empty page.
I read such vibrant poetry 
  in awe, and ask...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: butterfly, poetry, uplifting,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Desire
Your love touched me…
As a butterfly softly alights on a flower.
I didn't notice until you flew away.


Bite Size Poem no.45 Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Line Gauthier...

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Categories: butterfly, flower, life, lost
Form: Light Verse
Bluewing Falling

Her magic is drawn 
from an ocean's 
million hues 
boundless skies

slain by her trembling perfection 
you grab hold of her 
to save yourself 

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Categories: beauty, butterfly, sad love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Among Butterflies Sought

Nature's Glory
As a quarry?
Alone and at peace
A life, a new lease
I pull up a piece of land
Take a little time to mend
This rainforest trembles
An open...

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Categories: betrayal, butterfly, conflict, dark,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member The Late Blooming Iris
Lately I have paused, pondering death
But I'm not fit for it's journey yet.

It's not that I loathe meeting death's kind
It will be, for me, an...

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Categories: appreciation, blessing, butterfly, change,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member September Splendor
Nourished by garland skies of scarlet blue
And velvet grass in golden green festoon
September wed us; one heart, made of two

Days of turquoise kisses, too much,...

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Categories: butterfly, kiss, moon, romantic
Form: Villanelle
Premium Member Beautiful Blue Morpho
Oh gorgeous blue butterfly from Peru,
My daughter's gift she brought back cased in glass,
You cheer my heart each time I gaze at you.
Your life cut...

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Categories: beautiful, blue, butterfly, death,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Wondrous Wings
Clear dewdrops cling to blades of grass,
like sparkling drops of liquid glass.
And as the songbirds sweetly sing,
to blades of grass, clear dewdrops cling.

With wondrous wings,...

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Categories: beautiful, butterfly, earth, image,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Garden of Blooms
 She is the flower in the garden of dreams
 Awaiting her butterfly on the summer breeze
 A sip of nectar where her beauty beams

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© Joseph May  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: butterfly, flower, garden,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Beauty Kisses The Beast
Sun golden shining warm upon the back speaks
wind cutting cold chills freezing thoughts held
captivating love standing a vigil faraway dream

Touching warm fingers of light in...

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Categories: angel, beautiful, beauty, butterfly,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member - When The Demons Blossom -

My thoughts whirring
When life freezes the blood

Actions that burn in hell
A fire that burns forever

Terror -  their empire of hate
Fearless, they control our destiny


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Categories: angst, butterfly, conflict, earth,
Form: Couplet
Dreaming With Butterflies
FLUTTER BY                       ...

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Categories: butterfly, nature, nostalgia, seasons,
Form: Concrete
Premium Member The Butterflies Dance - Whitney
 ~The Butterflies Dance~
 (A Double Whitney)

 The sun is
 so warm and nice
 there is cheer 
 everywhere cause
 spring has sprung
 one more...

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Categories: beautiful, beauty, bird, butterfly,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Gods at the Comedy Club
The house was full
Of Gods and deities
The curtain call was soon
The water vasos were poured
And became the finest of wines
The bread multiplied
The baker you see

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Categories: art, butterfly, gothic, humorous,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member ''Fluttering Gems''
As I stood in my garden amongst my flowers,
       a parade of blue butterflies was drifting;
past my lovely brilliant...

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Categories: butterfly, flower, garden,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Senryu- in my red dream
a red butterfly
stirred me from my crimson sheets-

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Categories: butterfly, dream,
Form: Senryu