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Best Swallowtails Poems

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


Sleep did not come easy, nor did dawn arrive
as a sweet kiss upon a cheek of hope, spring
has yet to dwell in all of winter's...

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© J. Tudor  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swallowtails, age, fear,
Form: Free verse

Wild Cherries
A giant snowball in springtime
From twenty yards out the sound and smell
Closer now; breathing her numbing scent
Listening to the drowsy hum
of greedy and jealous bees

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Categories: swallowtails, devotion, nature, nostalgia, tree,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Grand Canyon
From the Painted Desert, head west
Past sagebrush, brittle bush, desert scrub
And The Petrified Forest at rest
To the Rocky Mountains above
Go past the Continental Divide
Below Douglas...

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Categories: swallowtails, adventure, america, animal, history, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Black Butterflies
it was a single entity
 an unbrilliant black charcoal sloe female by identity
 faded shadowy shades of stygian dark
slipping in and flitting flower to...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swallowtails, color, dark, poets,
Form: Rhyme
They float rather than fly with their kite-tailed long wings,
watch them descending on tulips, blueberries and lilacs: 
these butterflies are yellow-green striped and love pawpaw...

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Categories: swallowtails, friendship, nature, places, seasons,
Form: Rhyme

Queen Anne's Lace
An angelica queen wearing a gown of lace
Like fine Victorian lace tattered by hand.
Radiating white flowers, dainty and sweet,
She nods and waves with the slightest...

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Categories: swallowtails, flower,
Form: Free verse
My happy butterflies
My happy butterflies

Bright yellow wings, scalloped in velvety back, are fluttering 
In the mellow morning air,
Dancing in happy search of nectar on a purple, 

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Categories: swallowtails, nature, happy, happy,
Form: Free verse
Where Do The Butterflies Go
Teardrops of dews glistening
Breaks the days of dawn
Caterpillars shedding shells of cocoon
Awakening with yawns

The little fairies quaintly appear
Dancing their favorite dances, all the day long

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Categories: swallowtails, autumn, beauty, butterfly, dance, dream, farewell,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Georgia Brown 1898-1914
Georgia Brown


We were the deathless dream dancers

The crazy girls with secrets and surprises!

Me and Nellie and Trudy and Olive.

We waited monthly for the full midnight...

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Categories: swallowtails, beauty, dance, death, first love,
Form: Epitaph
I listen to him
nodding to his beliefs held
on sacred forms et al. . .
wishing him away to chase
swallowtails and cricket song 

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Categories: swallowtails, beauty, feelings, god, wisdom,
Form: Tanka
A Kaleidoscope Of Butterflies

Little children love their sweet wishes and pecks
when tucked into bed for their nighthly dreams

Light winged butterflies in myriad colours
flutter in flapping open their dreamscapes


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Categories: swallowtails, allusion, beauty, butterfly, children, dream,
Form: Monorhyme
the wayward child within us all
forever played by spring and fall
whose songs allay the will to flee
the wicked ways of errancy

as oftentimes a man will...

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Categories: swallowtails, introspection
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Butterfly Lost
The butterflies have gone on their migratory jaunts
  flying south to warmer more conducive haunts
and as the flower blooms  begin to lessen

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swallowtails, autumn, butterfly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Time of Butterflies
It's the time of butterflies to fly
 angelic wings drifting hurried by
  in the powdered blue clouded sky;
retrograde illusions left from spring
 revolving a...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swallowtails, butterfly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dance of the Butterfly
Late summer floats along the deep blue sky
 and in the thick humid air by and by
 takes to flight, the butterfly.

Fragile creatures, colorful yet...

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© DM Babbit  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swallowtails, butterfly, summer,
Form: Rhyme