Sunday, March 15, 2020

What Butterflies See

The Pink Lady Butterfly

lives up to 12 months


in this third month of the new year

all she has seen 


winks and blinks

specks and atoms

glistening in unison

searching for life. 

An expert in survival 

the butterfly knows 

that the pulsation upon the earth

is partly in hope

partly in fright.


She has winged through

drifted under 


sailed above

ominous clouds

long enough to say, 


She will be looking for somewhere to land 
when the shadows pass. 
Will you be there
standing tall
when she comes?


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you. A smile broke out onto my face getting to the ending. I want to be that rare flower that glows and grows through the dark. The joy of the Lord is my strength, and He is my Protector and Provider. Thanks for this bit of encouragement. ~ FlowerLady

Sylvia said...

BEAUTIFUL in every way possible!

Lisa said...

Thank you, Anita. I teared up with the idea of all of this being the past. The struggle, the uncertainties, the threat to our loved ones and communities, those who have already passed, this earth.
With my face to the sky, I will look for the butterfly.

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful Anita. This touched my heart. Thank you sweet friend.

Pinehurst Farm said...

How beautiful! I always love getting your beauty in my inbox!
You have the soul of an angel.

Barbara said...

Those ominous clouds are as nothing when we stand together a safe distance apart. Stay safe sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. You are so talented. Such a comforting post in these scary times. One question: I wanted to see what a pink lady butterfly looks like. I googled it but all I got were pictures of the painted lady butterfly. I wish there were such a thing as a pink lady butterfly!
Catherine L.

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Jeanie said...

As always, Anita, your poetry is beautiful and your words so uplifting. They are sorely needed these days.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Absolutely beautiful dear friend!

It's me said...

You are in my dear friend far away....always...praying for the world....keep have hope..and maybe we come out in a much better prayers for you ❤️๐Ÿ™❤️๐Ÿ™❤️ Love Ria ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

Red Rose Alley said...

This is beautiful, Anita. And I think YOU are that rare flower that glows the brightest in the dark. And the Pink Lady Butterfly is surely to land on you. How are you doing, Anita, with all the chaos at school? Nel told me that her students are all doing their work online now. And Jess' elementary school has closed. But like you, the teachers are still going in and working. There's a lot to do, but it gives them this time to organize the classroom and tidy up a bit.

Love you, Anita, and I will always visit your wonderful blog filled with so much hope and comfort and love. Your words are soothing today when the world has so much on their minds.


Dewena said...

This is such a lovely message to all of us. I feel blessed to have read it and listened to the butterfly music. I feel like my heart is soaring right now, dear Anita, and I truly want to stand tall and grow through this time and be there for my loved ones. Bless you for this inspirational writing!

The Dutchess said...

I will be there...XXXX

Art and Sand said...

Thank you for the beautiful words this morning sweet friend.

cloches and lavender said...

Hi Anita,

Such a beautiful post and brought a smile to many including me during a scary time. Happy we found each other. You're such an inspiration!


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