Friday, August 16, 2013

Uncollected




Like words
for a poem
I want to write,
these butterflies
flit closely by
and briefly alight.




Then suddenly
flutter by.




The sweet nectar
sensed,
but uncollected.

©  2013  Richard Havenga





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1Eastern Tiger SwallowtailPapilio glaucus on Common Milkweed - Asclepias syriaca

2. Aphrodite Fritillary - Speyeria aphrodite on Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias incaranata

3. Red-spotted Purple - Limenitis a. astyanax,  Viceroy - Limenitis archippus floridensis 
     
    on Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis