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

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Bit of Sorrow



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Jeno Csuk
Hanging Out Laundry
In the public domain in the U.S.



a bit of sorrow
hung out on the line to dry
conversant with the language of the wind
both fleeting

their conversation
though muted
fills the current
with the colors of leaves
dazzled by the sun’s long kiss

i would listen
if I understood
the wind’s refrain
but I know the sorrow
it was I who pinned it there


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2013

posted for Real Toads