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:

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

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

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

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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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

    Here is my 55 link

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

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  9. Lovely - the words mimic the flight path perfectly!

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  10. Absolutely delightful poem. I love it.

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

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

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

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  14. Super shot and a super 55 too! Nice job!

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  15. intense life though!
    Great 55!

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

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  17. a wow dedications to a wowowow creature ;)

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

    My 55 is up.

    PG

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

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. I loved your 55. Beauty is so fleeting.

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

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

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