The Butterfly

Another butterfly, colors dappled, enters, flying gracefully heavenward. 
I just kneel, looking, mesmerized. Natures overture plays quietly. 
Restless, suddenly thrusting upward, variegated wings exit, youthfully zooming.

I wrote this years ago for a contest that required you to use all the letters of the alphabet in sequence, with the exception of the X as there are few words that begin with an X, none of which would fit comfortably in a poem.  It was kind of fun.

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to The Butterfly

  1. quiall says:

    oooh, well done!


  2. scifihammy says:

    Really well done! 😀


  3. Sonya Kassam says:

    This is beautiful. I did a poetry challenge with the letter ‘x’. For sure it was fun and challenging


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