RIC S. BASTASA


the shortest moment that the butterfly tries to speak


how many flutters of its wings is its lifetime?
not a hundred, this butterfly with blue shaking lines on its wings
some dots of black on the lower tip
some flaps of dust as you hold it.

we love to see it freely hovering from one flower to another
blending with its colors, it is not trying to hide anything
beautiful, it is showing itself, beautiful butterfly,

how gentle, soft to our hearts as we watch it
there is no sound of its wings and its graceful feeding on the nectars
then it rests on a leaf. we leave it there.

the wind last night was strong.
we see the leaf where it stayed on the pebbled ground.
there are no wings. there is no trace where the blue butterfly is.

how many flutters did that butterfly make?
such a brief moment, yet so beautiful
that is the message of the life of its lost wings.

Submitted: Sunday, September 28, 2008

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (the shortest moment that the butterfly tries to speak by RIC S. BASTASA )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. A Homage To The Freedom Fighters Of India, Raja Basu
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Tonight I can write the saddest lines, Pablo Neruda
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Oscar Wilde

(In memoriam
C. T. W.
Sometime trooper of the Royal Horse Guards
obiit H.M. prison, Reading, Berkshire
July 7, 1896)

I

He did not wear his scarlet coat,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ruth Stone

 

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Make in you, gajanan mishra
  2. In My Daydream, Margaret Alice Second
  3. UNTOLD JOURNEY, Satish Verma
  4. Ride the lion, gajanan mishra
  5. Flame, Nassy Fesharaki
  6. Travels On An Ox-Chart, Margaret Alice Second
  7. Mercy, save me., Darian Kalamerd
  8. ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ, Deepak Malapur
  9. A Cruel Hope, Praveen Nautiyal
  10. Our Vista, Hazel Durham
[Hata Bildir]