Quiet Roar Of The Eastern Tiger

she carries
pollen on her back
and creation on her wings

Counterparts And Wings

swallowtail
on the thistle
the soft atop the bristle

More Precious For The Wear


even as life
takes from us
our beauty remains

Dahlias In The Background


bookends of summer
monarchs on
Buddleia

Pause for Refreshment


sipping
zinnia nectar
most delicious afternoon

Amongst The Blooms The Wing-ed Ones


beyond the porch rail
butterfly and hummingbird
make their morning rounds

Butterfly Alighted

small moment
enlarges
the day

Portrait of Summer


eternal rock
seasonal bloom
a passing butterfly

Homemaking


seeds ready for flight
intentions set on next season’s
home for monarchs

The Day is Full of Gifts


take
a moment
in the sun

Interlude

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time stopped
eternity unraveled
in a visit to a petal

Nearness

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Tim
seeks me
in the garden

small
white
butterfly

always
hovering
nearby

Ghost
that I glimpse
from the side of my eye

Darting through blossoms
resting on leaves
Taking advantage of sunshine and breeze

Pointing out a shapely cloud
waiting on my mailbox
inquisitive antenna cocked

Reminding me
as mortality
rages on

death
is not
the final stop

 

Mourning Cloak

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before the flowers flower
the butterfly blooms