Friday, May 27, 2016

BUTTERFLY FREEDOM, A POEM


Butterfly Freedom  © 2016

"Butterflies are free...


Free to be beautiful, as they 
fly on wings of stained glass art...shapes, colors and patterns that deny their caterpillar start.


Free to be lighter than air, as t
hey fly to nature's every blooming flower...seeking only the sustenance to exist for yet another hour.


Free to just be, as t
hey fly silently, fluttering and ever so gentle...moving through the sunlight like something transcendental.


 Yes indeed, butterflies are free."


                                                    - 1st Man


16 comments:

Practical Parsimony said...

You wrote that? What a lovely poem for lovely butterflies!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i hate butterflies! i don't know what it is about me but those little bastards attack me when i am outside. every since i was a little kid you can find me running hysterically from butterfly attacks. they are nasty little bugs with nice coats. i must smell like a flower.

Brenda said...

Wow, that's really good. I like it. - Brenda

kymber said...

what a beautiful poem and soo appropriate for us as we saw our first butterfly yesterday. i have a notebook that i used to get my friends to write something to me - kinda like an autograph book. my best friend at the time wrote "we all start out as caterpillars but you ain't getting me up in that thing" - bahahahah! your poem is very beautiful....maybe you should start "poem tuesday".

sending much love to the 2 of you. your friend,
kymber

Texas Rose said...

I love this! Your words paint beautiful pictures!

Elephant's Child said...

Butterflies SHOULD indeed be free. Cases of pinned butterflies make my feel sad and unwell.
Love your poem.

Gemmagirl said...

My friend is the same with birds.

Colleen said...

Beautiful photos and great poem.
Have a wonderful and enjoyable weekend.
Yes, we got rain and Lots of it. Water standing everywhere

1st Man said...

yep ,thanks for that!!

1st Man said...

Hate butterflies? I didn't no that was an actual thing, ha. There is a butterfly place here in Houston that raises them and they fly around inside. It would NOT be a place for you to visit, ha.

1st Man said...

Thank you for that!!!

1st Man said...

Now I have heard of bird fears too.

1st Man said...

ha! I love what your friend wrote. Too funny!!! Thank you for the kind words. Much love to you both!!

1st Man said...

Thanks!!!

1st Man said...

Yes, I mean, I love the beauty of seeing them up close like that but you are right, there is something sad about that. Their lives are already so short-lived.

1st Man said...

thank you!!!