Ode To A Butterfly


Oh, little butterfly

With wings so full of color,

Flutter softly through the air

Over a green grassy acre.

I tip my hat to you

For having such beauty,

So delicate you are

Not only something God can see.

Only to have wings for a day

To fly freely with you,

Flutter through the gentle breezes

But for now, I bid thee adieu.

Copyright Cynthia Jones


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Verity Black's picture

That's really clever.
It sounds like something out of a movie, you know, with the eccentric yet wise old man.

Amanda Holland's picture

i love the part about having wings for a day. never forget to appreciat the small things that hold such beauty. they make life worth living.

Patrick Irby's picture

I hate butterflys

Karyn Indursky's picture

I opened this poem thinking that it was my own because of the title, but it obviously it wasn't. I was pleasantly surprised to read about your love of butterflies. I too have a great adoration of butterflies and have written about them. Keep writing and posting!

Julia Campbell's picture

beautiful, so graceful and flowing.

Sandeep .'s picture

Beautiful poem!

It made me remember a similar poem by me..Titled "Butterfly"


Animal Rights Coalition 9's picture

many have stopped mowing lawns because they kill so
many butterflies


Ruth Lovejoy's picture

it's these types of observations that warm the heart great write!

poetvg's picture

poem i loved it :*)

jackie_lyn's picture

short n sweet

Everything can be solved with the perfect mixture of puppies and kittens.

Stone Carver's picture

a sweet poem from a sweet poet