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Swallowtails Poems

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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 discrete
 slipping in on silent insect feet
 to dance light upon the breezy fleet.

A pause,...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, butterfly, summer,
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 floating dance upon the wing
  venturing into summer's fling;
hovering on echinacea cones
 resting momentary...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, butterfly,
Form: Rhyme
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
 few remain  in their singular essence
and some hold on and linger a little longer here
...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, autumn, butterfly,
Form: Rhyme
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 moon

Waited with no words uttered

Our secret times together,

Times and moments never mentioned or known about,

By...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, beauty, dance, death, first love,
Form: Epitaph
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 flower making mark

two came dancing like onyx layers
 colors changed sabled ebony players
 deep dark...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, color, dark, poets,
Form: Rhyme

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

They glide in tranquilly in exotic rays
of painted glasswings and swallowtails

Pearl eyed paper kites flitter to...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, allusion, beauty, butterfly, children, dream,
Form: Monorhyme

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 vacant spaces.

I lay there, long after sun slithered through the
creases of the blinds, beneath my...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, age, fear,
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 firs and pinyon pines
Head down the sunset side
Where the Colorado River cuts and winds

Many generations...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, adventure, america, animal, history, nature,
Form: Rhyme
I listen to him
nodding to his beliefs held
on sacred forms et al. . .
wishing him away to chase
swallowtails and cricket song 
...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, beauty, feelings, god, wisdom,
Form: Tanka
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 breeze.
Her stems stand with finery, airy green ferns.
Bumble bees come drinking her sweet nectar 
And...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, flower,
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
But, where do the butterflies dance to
When the sun hides her head...
And the days are shamelessly...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, autumn, beauty, butterfly, dance, dream, farewell, flower,
Form: Free verse
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: swallowtails, friendship, nature, places, seasons,
Form: Rhyme
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 shun-
his promises to wife or son
to heed the call to wander free
the primrose path of...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, introspection
Form: I do not know?
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
forced to share her bounty
with Tiger and Zebra Swallowtails
School will be out soon...

Memorizing every branch within...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, devotion, nature, nostalgia, tree,
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, 
sweet scented clover bud.
Joined by his mate, equally wondersome decorated.
They greet each other in a joyful...Read More
Categories: swallowtails, nature, happy, happy,
Form: Free verse