I can watch  butterflies

float weightless over gardens.

Stained glass collages of

amber,  rust, and brown

set in facets of sable veins

They hover  over  flowers

compound eyes and fluttery feelers

faces smeared flaxen

too fine for the eye to see

Free from fear

death is not a concept on

that mystical journey

If I am silent I can watch.


art by Nature Works

116 thoughts on “If I am quiet

  1. Your words are butterflies’ wings, dear Holly. xo
    Butterflies need our help, and I’ll reblog this on GLAM. I just posted on Art Gowns, so will wait until tomorrow to reblog. Thank you so much for this amazing string of words. 🦋

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  3. Ahhhh, one of my favorite pastimes eloquently described in this lovely poem. I too, have noticed our butterflies, bees, and dragonflies have all but abandoned me here in town. In the mountains nearby, the wildflowers and trees are fully awake now and we have the butterflies working frantically. They like to follow me on the trail for short distances, which is a favorite part of the hike. You paint a soothing picture, Rene. I must thank you again for your kindness in my recent distress. It made a big difference. 🤗🦋

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    1. As a child I was a stalker of Butterflies ñin our butterfly garden, some as big as ones hand. I found them mesmerizing. Dan there was little I could do but it I helped In that I’m glad. 🦋🤗

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      1. I’m glad you held onto the butterflies and give them safe haven. The greatest help is to acknowledge one’s feelings and to rediscover the light that was momentarily extinguished. You held the light and it was a beautiful thing to do. This rarely happens anymore but there are those pieces of kryptonite that can pop up in life and it can be a bit stormy in there with my head elves. Humanity 1. Nightmares 0. We won! 🧛🏻‍♀️🥂🧛🏻‍♂️🏆

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          1. I’m hoping too. I want to reach out and offer help but, it’s best to let the pro’s take care of her for now. If she isnt beyond reach then this could be a turning point. She definitely was at the end of her rope, lost, and desparate. Sonetimes it takes that to effect a change.

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  4. ” Free From Fear”.. And ” Death is not a concept on their mystical journey “.. Wonderfully expressed Holly.. ❤
    When we each hold no fear, we will all be transformed and find our wings.. ❤

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