Swallowtail

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Picture by Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris

Sweet little Swallowtail in repose

drinking your divine nectar
Knowing only your code

Birthing – eating – mating – dying
simple is the life you have
Sweet little Swallowtail in repose

Pretty yellow Butterfly
in your short time on Earth
You spread joy – you spread life

Flitting from flower to flower
rejuvenating this withering Planet
Pretty yellow Butterfly

The cataclysm of man
unknown to your kind
Nectar of innocence only for you

May nectar-full flowers fulfill
all the days of your life – away from

The cataclysm of man

11 Comments

      1. you’re welcome

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  1. ~just a thought says:

    🏵️”May nectar-full flowers fulfill
    all the days of your life” ✨
    …So pretty

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  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Divine, made me think how our actions affect the simple life of the butterfly

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  3. Jaya Avendel says:

    Oo, I so loved those final lines! ❤

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    1. Thank you so much Jaya! ❤️

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  4. Sadje says:

    Love this sweet poem Ami. If it weren’t for the butterflies and bees, we would be dead from starvation

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  5. Thank you Sadje! Oh yes and the butterflies, bees, frogs and toads become fewer every year. 🦋

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