Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An Untitled Moment


 


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 Abhilash A K
a common grass yellow butterfly, photographed from College of Veterinary and Animal sciences campus, Mannuthy. These are medium sized common butterflies seen all over India



In the capricious visits of butterflies
I find a solace
Born of the moment
A tenderness formed
Out of the continuation
Of life’s tiniest moments
A gentleness
As each flits
To land upon one
And then
Another
An eyeful of color
Alive in the moment
As we all are
Though I often
Forget
As color dissipates
Upon the palette of worry
A crimson point
In time’s march


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013
posted for dversepoets

52 comments:

  1. those tiny moments are often the most precious ones...love the magic you wove into this...

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  2. mmm...worry will def rob us of seeing the beauty of the world...and i would def count butterflies among them...i love them...little stain glass sky dancers...smiles...

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    1. Even you comment is poetic! Smiles to you as well!

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  3. Love this... especially that first line. I love watching butterflies. They bring me peace.

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  4. I love the serenity in this poem. I love butterflies, so light and free. Beautiful!

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    1. Hi Lisa--it was a good day--thank you for revisiting it with me--

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  5. You captured the magic and magnitude of a little creature so brilliantly. I loved this!

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  6. Nice to compare a butterfly to a moment in time.
    And too true that those moments are often coloured, or rather deprived of colour, by worry and disappointment.

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  7. Yes, and all those bright crimson colors are supposed to be poisonous! At least on frogs etc. Your short lines work especially well here. k.

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  8. A beautiful capture of living in the moment.

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  9. Beautiful and I love your close. There is something serene and lovely in watching a butterfly flit and float through the air. Very springtime Audrey!

    'ooften' typo?

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  10. life’s tiniest moments make us see so much..lovely write!

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  11. Butterflies are one of life's beautiful miracles born to remind us of how wonderful and amazing the world is!

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  12. lovely expression, the smallest flicker of joy is so breathtaking. ~ Rose

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  13. i like the capture of the tiny moment ~ The use of the butterfly is a lovely image ~

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    1. I think I am all about the capture of the tiny moment--Thank you Grace

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  14. You make me feel like I'm listening to a poetic nature photographer talk about her latest capture. Beautifully written Audrey... a glimpse of wonder!

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  15. so short lived yet leaves a lasting imprint in our mind spreading beauty even if its a moment thats beautiful Butterfly..how well u have written it & allured our mind like the butterfly..Audrey AWESOME:))GOD<3U

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  16. !!! so nice, soothing and just flows through heart...

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  17. A moment like this can sometimes change the way we look at the whole day - lovely.

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  18. Butterflies have to be some of my most favorite creatures on earth. I love your poem and it's such a beautiful reminder of spring and all the good that comes with it. :) Have a wonderful day!

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  19. Butterflies are free . . . they know no worry.
    You have taken your inspiration from them. Know no worry.
    You have woven a soft texture, beautifully done.
    Cheers!

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  20. Solace indeed, Audrey! I have now had my touch of beauty this morning and I can forge ahead with my day. Thank you!

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  21. Beautiful and poignant, Audrey. It only takes a moment to change how we see things.

    Pamela

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    1. Pamela --Thank you for your visit and kind words!

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  22. Nicely written; I love the last line "a crimson paint in time's march"..

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  23. I like the comparing and contrasting butterflies with anxiety, and i like how anxiety is a crimson point (although i can't really tell you why)

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    1. Heidi--Thank you! Looking forward to reading more of your work!

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  24. Loved this. Great imagery. Flitting butterflies and colors.

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  25. I love the imagery in this. It is so skilfully constructed and paints an almost tangible picture. Great job!

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  26. There really is nothing more beautiful than a butterfly; and to think that this beauty only lasts such a short time. But they ARE so alive in the moment, that I am sure THEY don't concern themselves with the length of life. We could learn from them in this regard.

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  27. I love the imagery of flitting colorful butterflies and your after party comments as you stir imagination and thought.

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  28. Wow! Audrey- your poems are beautiful! I knew that when we met you, you were such a blessing- but you are truly blessed, too, with so many gifts! Butterflies have so many special meanings: live in the moment, yes, but they are also the universes visual promise of a second chance. Not to be cheesy, but you might like the Richard Bach quotation on the caterpillar and the butterfly from "Illusions". Glad to see your site!

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    1. Hi Amy! Thank you for visiting my neck of the woods!!

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