Treasure Island

Gayle Sweeney

(May 1955 / Massachusetts USA)

The Monarch Butterfly


Oceans of mandarin orange played upon the bright, sun painted wings
Of a Monarch in the air who made happy, shimmery blossoms sing!
By and by this graceful butterfly fluttered like a dancer from Spain.
It floated with a soft breeze then stopped atop some petals where it
Reigned.
Soon all at once the lone, lovely Monarch took flight and was on its way
Packed with pure, sunshiny joy during the glistening, summery day.
Dressed in a blazing, astounding cloak and yet still very elusive
While embraced by the heaven's blue sky
My visitor could truely live!

Submitted: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Edited: Friday, January 27, 2012

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  • Joseph Anderson (2/9/2011 3:11:00 PM)

    Gayle I feel like I am viewing a painting when reading your poems-
    you paint so well-send some more -a 10
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