by Thomas LaNeave


O’ Butterfly, dance your aerial ballet,
You’ve come from afar to enlighten my day.

With colors so vivid that you glow like a flame,
And it’s apparent to me from a rainbow they came.

From flower to flower, you dance in between,
How beautiful you are, dancing butterfly queen!

The waltz and the tango, quite a dazzling display!
Yet in one brief shining moment … you’ll be waltzing away.

… I smiled as you curtsied, before you danced out of sight,
Illumination bestowed by a dancing Deva in flight.

… A beautiful flower … I wish I could be,
So I could await your return to light upon me.

A magical moment it most certainly will seem,
But until your return, it’s only a dream.