Kevin Patrick

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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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  • Bronze Star - 7,301 Points Daniel Brick (1/9/2015 9:54:00 PM)

    BUTTERFLY WORDS is a fine metaphor for poetry, especially the kind that is exploratory, mercurial which like the butterfly alights on a flower briefly to sample its nectar, then it's off to another flower. This is the poetry which parallels our lives as we live them, catches time on the wing but doesn't strive for the closure. You state your goal in a happily tossed-off line I SEEK TO MAKE BEAUTY. And this poem illustrates one of the ways you do that in fleet, airy, spacious images. This poem is your ARS POETICA, that is, a poem in which the poet puts into words how or why s/he writes poetry. From this poem I infer your answer would be I CREATE IMAGES OF DELIGHT. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,301 Points Daniel Brick (1/9/2015 9:54:00 PM)

    BUTTERFLY WORDS is a fine metaphor for poetry, especially the kind that is exploratory, mercurial which like the butterfly alights on a flower briefly to sample its nectar, then it's off to another flower. This is the poetry which parallels our lives as we live them, catches time on the wing but doesn't strive for the closure. You state your goal in a happily tossed-off line I SEEK TO MAKE BEAUTY. And this poem illustrates one of the ways you do that in fleet, airy, spacious images. This poem is your ARS POETICA, that is, a poem in which the poet puts into words how or why s/he writes poetry. From this poem I infer your answer would be I CREATE IMAGES OF DELIGHT. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,658 Points Akhtar Jawad (10/20/2014 2:50:00 AM)

    A poem is catch
    Of butterfly words
    That flutters in the sky
    Only seeing in my mind
    Nice and beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,156 Points Ramesh Rai (10/4/2014 6:03:00 AM)

    Nicely penned. well crafted.
    loved the line
    A poem is catch
    Of butterfly words
    That flutters in the sky
    Only seeing in my mind. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 739 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 15,473 Points 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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