Renu Beri

(June 13 / Punjab, India)

A Yellow Butterfly


A delicate, yellow butterfly
Lingered above the tall, green grass,
Gaily intercepted by a few bushes,
Having tiny, yellow and red flowers.

Invisible when it lighted on a butter-cup
Lost in the brightness of its golden hue,
Picturesque as it hovered above a red rose,
Then daintily settled on it
Its wings folded as a tiny hand in prayer'

Saturated, it fluttered its fragile wings
And rose slowly in the invisible air,
Sailing away to distinguishing bushes
Accepting the invitation of another flower.

Submitted: Thursday, December 13, 2012

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