Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

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I Wrote A Poem On A Butterfly's Wings - Poem by Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

As she fluttered by,
The words were
Like lacy snow flakes, falling from the sky.
A lovely canvas were her wings in delicate blue,
The words were sentimental and most certainly true.
She flew away to share the words in a garden alive with
Flowers,
From one to the other she flitted hour after hour.
Robins began to sing, the wind’s voice was still,
The lilacs laughed so did the daffodils.
The golden finch sang the poem to its own soft melody,
Cardinals joined in, just a little off key.
What a beautiful love poem, the crows sang in
Low mellow tones,
The Blue Jays sang a made up chorus, all alone.
Roses danced to the beat of the rhyme
It is lovely whispered the dandelions.
The sunbeams stole the poem from the butterfly’s wings,
Spread it around over hills, through the forest, let it bask
In the warm waters of a babbling stream,
Then put it to rest in someone’s dream.
Ah yes, It was a poem written on a butterfly’s wing
From a heart filled with love and a song to sing.


September 8,2015 11: aAM
by DOROTHY ALVES HOLMES
A Poet Who Loves To Sing
Just Off The Top Of My Head...LOL

Topic(s) of this poem: whimsy


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The title is just a thought I had after having eye surgery...The thought lifted my spirits...thus this poem.

Comments about I Wrote A Poem On A Butterfly's Wings by Dorothy (Alves) Holmes

  • (9/10/2015 11:31:00 AM)


    Your title drew me in, once I started reading I was enthralled with your lovely imagery, all types of birds singing and joining in the chorus, even the roses, daffodils, lilacs and dandelions joined in. Very beautiful picture of nature you have painted here in your poem. Loved it! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/9/2015 8:33:00 PM)


    The words were sentimental and most certainly true
    A lovely poem with lovely imagery.
    Loved reading the poem,
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, September 17, 2015


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