Butterfly Wings

Butterfly Wings

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
"

She is butterfly wings . . .

"

 

 

a life within me

but never born

she is golden sunlight

dancing on a daisy

she is butterfly wings

gracing her mother's garden

I never saw her face

nor held her in my arms

but I dream her smiles

and hear her laughter

between wakeful moments

on moonlit nights

when a part of me

still feels her deep within

and forgets the emptiness

 

 

 

 


© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



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Joyce S. Greene
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Please don't think that I say this lightly or in jest; but this is, hands down, the absolute best poem that I have EVER read regarding a mother's feelings toward her miscarried child. Each word, each line glimmered like the sun bursting forth on a rainy day. You captured the sadness; but overwhelmingly, you captured the love that, captured for a moment, can outshine a thousand lifetimes of sadness.

I don't doubt for a moment that this really happened to you, as the words are from your heart. I can feel the heartbeat and the pulse of life within.

A dear friend of mine just suffered the same loss. I am so sorry for yours, but I have so say that she left such a memorable touch on your heart that it gave life to a beautiful, beautiful poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very gracious review, Linda. I appreciate your words.. read more



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There is an otherworldly quality to your words. The delicacy and imagery are beautiful.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Anne. I really appreciate your reviewing this poem. It means a lot to me.
This so ethereal a lovely read thanks for sharing it.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Mark. I really appreciate your reading my work and leaving your thoughts behind They ma.. read more
so tender and sweet is this song ..to one never held in your arms, but always in your heart... touches deeply and makes me smile at the same time...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you for reading my poem and leaving such nice thoughts behind, Renee.
Renée

4 Years Ago

my pleasure, Joyce
This touched my heart on a day when I needed this. Thank you so much. You have no idea what this poem means to me, it's already in my favorites as of seconds ago.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Could you send me a Read Request for your poem, Mike? I can't find it among your many poems. If you.. read more
Michael G. Smith

4 Years Ago

If you add me as friend unless you already are. I shall check.
Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Yes, I added you a couple of minutes ago. I will look for your poem tomorrow in my request box. S.. read more
I really like this poem it's short and sweet but, at the same time tells a story....

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks Jeannear. I really appreciate your leaving such a nice review behind.
Mark Heathcote

4 Years Ago

Nicely written Joyce very wisp and ethereal…
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I like very much the delicate treatment of this work. Imaginative with an odd profound viewpoint that is intriguing and lures a second read. Extremely well done.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much. I like your work a lot, too.
This Muse is speechless, and I have already told you why. It pains me to feel the emotions being shared here. I can guess and ponder, but my gut speaks the loudest. The uncertainty you pen is something that only a Mother can comprehend.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Muse. The tags on this poem tell the story. I truly appreciate your reading my poetry.
+she plays with matches+

4 Years Ago

I didn't even look...

sorry :(
Oh Joyce, I know this poem, I do. Deep inside of me there is a place just like this. Oh, this has me tearing up. Angi~

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Angi. Many of us seem to share that place. I appreciate your very nice comment.
An extremely poignant piece....the emotions are so powerful...those fleeting moments of solace are indeed beautifully captured. Touched me deeply...thank you for sharing this touching beauty.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks again, Sanober, for leaving me such nice thoughts. I very much appreciate your words.
One of your best in my humble opinion. Touching indeed...Bravo

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

I am very proud to receive such a wonderful comment from you, Sami. You are a very fine poet.
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

You deserve it. And welcome...:)

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Tags: #miscarriage", "grief", "mourning", "butterfly wings", "poetry"

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