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Swallowtail Poems

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Premium Member swallowtail butterfly scatter amid garden

swallowtail unseen
amidst pungent garden green
whilst darkness hardens


Poetry Contest: Strict Haiku  
Sponsored by: William Kekaula...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, butterfly, garden, night,
Form: Haiku

Premium Member Sylvia's Flower Garden
Musky fragrance inundates
my nostrils as I enter 
the garden center:
a rhapsodic feeling
in idyllic surroundings.
The air is humid
like an Amazon garden,
heat barely tolerable
making my glasses misty.
Soft music, dulcet and sweet,
swamp the amazing conservatory. 
The caterpillar had shed off its chrysalis, 
and...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, flower, garden,
Form: Free verse
Das papa anathema furor he hiss toward patriarchal hierarchy
Das papa anathema & furor he hiss toward patriarchal hierarchy

Courtesy mine eldest sister Amelie
Beth (thirteen plus months my senior),
whose maternal love equals heart as emoji,
she nsync with other kith and kin
painstakingly fleshed out family tree,
formerly severely uprooted, me

knowledge of ancestry
truncated,...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, celebration,
Form: Epic
Premium Member Butterfly Dance
The sun shines bright, 
 brilliant glowing white
 and the last flowers of the day, 
 catch the last of summer rays.

Morning glories wake
 white, purple, pink along the gate
 and the climbing roses wither and rebloom
 as the bees...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, butterfly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Butterfly Visions
Love flutters like a Tiger Swallowtail
Bouncing over flowers, light as a sail
Lifting my heart on its wings in the air
This Spring day surrounded by nature's care
The chipmunks scurry across the stonewall
Where so many scattered leaves tend to fall
Some branches broken,...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, beauty, butterfly, love, spring,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Mesmerized

As I watered hanging flowers in garden’s space,
A tiger swallowtail landed in front of my face
My mind drifted off to a far away place
As I was mesmerized, by its fluttering grace

Heidi Sands


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Categories: swallowtail, beauty, butterfly,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member By the time
The swallowtail was given the task of breaking the news of a possible disaster to the meadow people.

“Why me?” Swallowtail wondered. There is nothing special about me. She began to plot.

How could she tell them in the easiest way, without...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Free verse
giant swallowtail
bird poop
covering the orange tree –
giant swallowtail

We had these caterpillars on our little citrus tree until heavy rains washed them away.  :(  We were hoping for flying flowers!
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Categories: swallowtail, butterfly, fruit, insect,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Caterpillar
Creeping from leaf to leaf
Calculating its moves
Creating its next phase…
Chrysalis born anew
Casting forth butterfly!
Common name swallowtail,
Character is to soar.


Pleiades C contest
Sponsor Kim Merryman

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Categories: swallowtail, butterfly, insect,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Five Unrelated Lines
shared relationship~food and pollination~tiger lily and butterfly  

female democrate~trail blazer in politics~a new president

yellow swallowtail ~butterfly clings to lily~summer drenching rain

barn swallows in flight~gracefully catching insects~sing an Italian...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, nature, political,
Form: Monoku

Color me white like the color of the wall
Color me white to be seen by all
Color me white to stand tall

The patches of black all over me 
The dark spots that all can see
Are my prison cells, I want to...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, anger, discrimination, racism, society,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Drenching Rain
yellow swallowtail butterfly
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Categories: swallowtail, beauty,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member The Freshly Dug Grave
Pines release their yellow pollen
Gold coats all surfaces
Unaware of the freshly grave dug
Sadness family faces

A lovely spring day for some gathered
Rain clouds for others there
Standing side by side each person
Of emotions unaware

Yellow swallowtail butterfly
Floats 'pon spring's breeze
A pleasant surprise on...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, death,
Form: Rhyme
Dream storm
Rushes sway gently in the wind
They murmur ballad of the old
Deal with humanity fury wills rescind
Sunset is glorious sky is azure and gold

Air grows dense and thick as it passes by
Continents their secrets will unveil 
Terrifying lightning transverses the sky
Very...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, fantasy,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member Canto XXV Hell translation part2
Any face of before was there suppressed;
Two and no one the sinner’s wicked face
Was looking; and such way slow pace progressed.

As the green lizard when so strong lambastes
The heat wave of day, then changing the hedge
Just lightning looks like passing...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, fantasy,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member In The Clouds
A Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly lands
Upon Purple Wild Petunia's blossom
Sipped a drink of nectar, flew; life unplanned

Soon the sunny morn turns into eve; clouds come
Thunder and lightning off in distance sound
Cool air floats, peace overtakes, all succumb 

Morning brings solid clouds,...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, life,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member Butterfly Kisses
The Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly kissed the Lantana
Light its flight carried by the wind lands 'pon my bandana
No nourishment but the butterfly lingers

Gently the Swallowtail flies to land 'pon the Purple Flock
Drinks nectar from the honeyed bloom then touches 'pon windsock...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, imagination,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Premium Member Yellow Swallowtail
yellow swallowtail
slurps purple butterfly bush...
storm brews rain descents   ...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, nature,
Form: Haiku
Don't call me immigrant: for audrey williams-sapp
Don't call me immigrant
Call me cherry tree
With pink and white cherry blossoms
Don't call me immigrant
Call me sunny butterfly
With swallowtail
Don't call me immigrant
Call me yellowtail snapper
In the cold waters of Florida
Don't call me immigrant
For Pradesh the taxi driver may not come
Pavlov,...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, on work and working, political, me, may,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In A Twirl
Small red casting on morn's horizon
Shadowery fog cast veil on hill and vale
Symphony's music fills airwaves at dawn
Not a jet exhaust in sight no sign of swallowtail

Would be quiet except for man's presence
Man making his stamp on the world_ noisy
Wonder...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, nature, red,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Lilac Kisses
As the lilacs  swayed in the summer breeze
a monarch  floated by with fluttering ease
he landed quite softly with a regal kiss
the lilacs were   now in a crown of bliss

He then went  over to the red...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, nature,
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 trees;
imagine Nature without their fluttering sounds and stunning colors!    

The zebra swallowtail...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, friendship, nature, places, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Yellow Swallowtail Flashes
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Categories: swallowtail, imagination, inspirational, mystery, nature
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Month Of Summer
As the Yellow Swallowtail Butterfly
Kisses the Purple Phlox tenderly now
Brings memories of summer that flew by
So long ago, hidden away somehow

Memories of that month at the beach_ when
I first saw you long slender body; tan
Skin,  but it was not...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, fantasy, imagination, life, love, romancesummer, summer,
Form: Sonnet
Swallowtail a family title
Demeanor so majestic
Chrysalis only stage three
Still a new beginning no end
On the wind they are respected
For a time beyond our ken
From here to there they are
Ranging both near and far
As a species so grand was named
Windsome monarchs...Read More
Categories: swallowtail, animals
Form: Prose Poetry