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The Butterfly

I’m multi-tasking and combining memes again tonight.  The challenge at d’Verse Poets was to write a poem using symbolism.  I’m sure this one is pretty worn and overused, but my brain is too today, so I hope it’s okay.  It’s also Thursday evening which means Friday Flash 55.

slowly, steadily the new butterfly

emerges from her chrysalis

wet wings tentatively unfold

gently opening and closing

to finish drying in the sun

building the strength

needed to take a

first flight from the

safety of the tree branch.

a short flight and landing

soon wings spread wide

and she’s ready to

take flight with confidence


10 thoughts on “The Butterfly

  1. Confidence… without it most are followers and afraid to think on their own. Now I have to go check out the image of the goats in a tree!

  2. One of the most enduring symbols–I use it all the time…you are meticulous in its presentation here, and it works well.

  3. you know…sometimes i think my wings still need some drying in the sun so i can fly again and face the challenges of life.. love the image and symbolism in this…and happy wing spreading…it’s good to swing up to the sky..

  4. Teresa…
    Lovely pic, beautifully combined with your multi-tasking
    Loved your flighty 55
    Thanks for playing, thanks for your very faithful support
    and have a Kick Ass Week-End

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