Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Mag - On Gossamer Wings

"Life is short."
just ask any butterfly.

Photo for Magpie Tales


Delicate little creature
be nourished
you wear your skeleton
on the outside.
Your days alive 
about one month
or less.

Better to be a Monarch
and migrate to Mexico
born late summer
stay alive all winter.
It's Mexico remember?

Perhaps if you'd skip the migrate 
back up north
I wonder how long you'd live then?
Sources of sustenance
places of pleasure
fresh as spring
and inexhaustible

Can love and life be so compared to that of one's own garden?
Or, to the flicker of a butterfly?

Do we bloom by magic?  Only a verdant soul knows for sure.

Skip not the
Writing on the Wall.

and learn to spread your wings 
like a butterfly.


TexWisGirl said...

ah, so sweet. such short-lived beauty.

sage said...

Nice poem and I love your last photo!

DeniseinVA said...

Sweet in every way.

Leovi Leovi said...

Excellent poem, I like your social content!

Berowne said...

Quite enjoyable. Well done.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I've always been satisfied strolling the forest floor. Get to see plenty. But flying was a common in my dreams as a kid. :) -Killroy

Gillena Cox said...

Luv your butterfly empathy, very endearing
Happy you stopped by to read mine

Much love...

Theresa Milstein said...

I like that you did this from the butterfly's POV. First I've seen! And so nice that you brought last week's picture too.

Debbie said...

awww, so very sweet!! I always think of butterfly kisses!! I have a tattoo on my foot of a butterfly and I just love it!! Purple and blue with a powerful message for me!!

Kathe W. said...

really enjoyed the idea of staying in Mexico!

Cloudia said...

"Delicate little creature
be nourished"

You are a sweet soul, K

ALOHA from Honolulu

Björn Rudberg said...

Ah there are migrants that live better down south

Karen S. said...

Killroy- You have been blessed with living the life of Riley! Very cool.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'd like to migrate to Mexico about now...

Tess Kincaid said...

Always amazed how far they fly for the winter...

Anonymous said...

delicate ...thoughtful piece !

Susan Anderson said...

Had no idea the beauty was so short-lived. Better to be a Monarch, indeed.


Carrie Van Horn said...

Life is short indeed...lovely thoughts here!!

humbird said...

'you wear your skeleton
on the outside' ~ made me ponder, what a whimsical image.

C. Sandlin said...

enjoyed this!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Life is limited for all of us whether we die in a week or a lifetime huh? Loved your write Karen and it's good to see you again too! Missed you!

You are such a good writer see you at Mag tomorrow. <3