10/01/2010

Friday Flash 55: Life Cycle of a Tiger Longwing

 
Darting, dancing,
Flitting, prancing
From petal to petal, to and fro.

Dipping, skipping,
Tasting, sipping,
My sunlit stripes all aglow.

Whirling, twirling,
Spinning, swirling,
Ggossamer wings putting on quite a show.

Drifting, lifting,
Patterns shifting,
Visiting flowers all in a row.

Flying, shying,
Too soon dying,
A month of life, and away I must go.

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This is my offering for Friday Flash 55, hosted by G-Man (a man of strange appetites!) at Mr. KnowItAll.

29 comments:

Teresa said...

Such a beautiful butterfly and way too short of a life. This is excellent!

Janice said...

What a fabulous photo! A lovely poem too. I love visiting you...

signed...bkm said...

Great..one month...I hope they feel like its a lifetime....bkm

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Sad but true and soooooooo beautiful. You know how i feel about butterflies.

joanny said...

What a short and glorious life, dancing through it all and looking quite beautiful while they are at it.

Lovely 55er and photo...a gem

Cheers,
Joanny

anthonynorth said...

A short but full life. nice one.

Brian Miller said...

and so wonderfully displayed patti...i love to watch the butterflies...i imagine if they know they waste no time, which is perhaps why they dance so much

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow Patti, this was wonderful...filled with charm and delight for me!!!

Here is my 55 link

gautami tripathy said...

So delightful...

Here is my Haibun in 55 words!

dustus said...

Love how the progression builds with moving rhyme through the brief life span. Wonderful 55, Patti!
(great photo too :)

TALON said...

Lovely - the words mimic the flight path perfectly!

LceeL said...

Absolutely delightful poem. I love it.

Vodka Logic said...

Amazing the pictures one can paint with only 55 words.. love it. xx

Claudia said...

fantastic how you captured the flight of the butterfly with your words...could almost see him dance...

Monkey Man said...

Great photo and vivid 55.

clean and crazy said...

i love this, it captures the life of a butterfly so perfectly great 55

Eric Alder said...

Super shot and a super 55 too! Nice job!

Dulce said...

intense life though!
Great 55!

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

i felt this like a song. so beautifully depicted the life of a butterfly within a poem.

Alice Audrey said...

Life truly is too short.

ladynimue said...

a wow dedications to a wowowow creature ;)

Prayer Girl said...

Loved your 55. I love butterflies. They are a symbol that people sometimes associate with Al-Anon.

My 55 is up.

PG

Thom said...

Very nice my friend. Oh the life of a butterfly :) Who would have ever thought. Well done. :) Have a great Weekend :)

PattiKen said...

Thank you all so much for your visit and your kind comments. I really appreciate them. You set my heart a-flutter!

* No possums were harmed in the making of this post.

Belinda said...

Fantastic! They are so beautiful but oh so fleeting. Loved this 55! (and many thanks for the welcome on my blog :-)

Nessa said...

I loved your 55. Beauty is so fleeting.

r3m3mb3rm3 said...

this reminds me of 1st grade we had to take care of little caterpillars and watch them grow to be butterflies... loved reading it
):)(:(

JamieDedes said...

Beautiful post. Thank you! and perfect 55 ... It's short, just like a moth's age.

magiceye said...

this is wonderful!