Day 23 of 28 Days of Unreason

“Such fragile wings” – Jim Harrison

ever changing
its own short-lived path
so the shadows can’t consume her.

Photo – L. Burton


dVerse – Casting shadows at Tuesday Poetics.



11 comments on “Monarch

  1. There’s something entrancing, beyond visible beauty, about a Butterfly, and you’ve captured it in a few lines ! Lovely !

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  2. lillian says:

    This is beauty in so few words. Although the word “shade” isn’t actually in the body of the poem, the darkness is there — and the imaging is there. This is fragility defined. Beautiful!


  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice influence from Harrison’s “fragile wings”.

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  4. jillys2016 says:

    Great use of the synonym word ‘shadow’ for shade! There is a fleeting, fluttering connection to our fragile, short-lived humaness. Lovely picture, too!

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  5. Charley says:

    So the shadows can’t consume her… or anything else. The message for the reader: “keep flapping.”

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  6. Beautiful brevity in these lines…just like the life of the butterfly.

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