Treasure Island

Kevin Patrick

(Taurus / Ontario)

Butterfly Words


A poem is a catch
Of butterfly words
That I chase with a pen
Within a paper mesh

The similes scamper
But I pinch their rims
My eyes are for rhyme
Though I never have time


I seek to make beauty
Collected in prose
In a language safari
For a substitute Hobby


My styles amateur
And not so complex
But I love a good Verse
With rare Haiku figures


A poem is catch
Of butterfly words
That flutters in the sky
Only seeing in my mind

Submitted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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  • Ed Nigma (8/3/2014 8:51:00 AM)

    I love the image of the butterfly cause it can be associated with it's larval form. Which allows the words to develop and soar. The second stanza The similes scamper But I pinch their rims My eyes are for rhyme Though I never have time. is a great stanza. It's like the words sometimes elude us but not you in this piece you grab right onto them and pin them to this page. I also like the paradox within that line. Another line that is clever is I seek to make beauty collected in prose as though it's prose function to go around collecting words that create a beautiful picture and I like that you gave the prose within this poem that purpose. Great piece! (Report) Reply

  • Kaila George (6/27/2012 10:56:00 PM)

    Slaps you on the back....BRILLANT....smiles pfffft i say you write great poetry, and dont make me repeat myself...(lol lol lol) (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/27/2012 10:49:00 PM)

    Kevin Patrick...hmmmm...A northern Italian in disgise, no doubt! LOL! Enjoyed this piece...Your acute attention to tight, crisp linage affords your audience an eye-pleasing read...Best advice...Don't be too modest...The verse of some Amateurs can beat the blarney stones out of some of our Classic Poets! ! ! ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

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