The first Sunday of each month is always a poetry celebration. And today, with a summer breeze, come two dancing souls ready to delight. I happened upon these western tiger swallowtail butterflies in my yard this afternoon and couldn’t resist the inspiration.
Enjoy the poem below along with my Wednesday Whims of Poetry page: https://stepsinbetween.com/poetry/
Courtship to One Hundred (Dance of the Western Tiger Swallowtail)
Courtship sways on blossom-stained breeze,
warm and right for possibility, for chance.
Desperate timing in each flutter, each turn,
she flits, he darts until together settled.
Noontime sparkles, like fireflies flash
under moonlight, yellow painted strokes
search their destiny in labyrinths of leaf
and sky, and meddlesome onlooker…
hailing their dance as if their futures
didn’t depend on only two
of one hundred tiny eggs, singly set
upon canopies of cottonwood and willow.
~By Celaine Charles, July 7, 2019
Image and Content Links/Credit:
Butterfly photos from my iPhone
Butterfly video (if I can get it to load is 15 seconds of sweetness) 🙂
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