Nervous and Frail

“Colors once brilliant are now blended and pale
wings so fragile in autumn’s warm wind
are now shattered and broken, never to mend
torn from the spirit — simple and warm
left broken and battered by autumn’s storm

Butterfly body, warm gentle thing
once hidden by brilliance of butterfly wings
now forgotten and lonely on God’s warm earth
so soon after coming from butterfly birth
not valiant, not victorious, not courageous or strong
butterflies never live very long.”

Jan Loveday



2 thoughts on “Nervous and Frail

  1. this is an incredible photo, lee. i don’t see your signature on it, though…did you shoot it? amazing to capture butterflies @ all…they are so busy – perhaps because their lives are so very short. lovely shot, though!

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