Butterfly

Butterfly

A Poem by MsJewel
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~ written in Octelle form ~

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art ~ Andrew Atroshenko

 

 

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Poised for flight, with wings held high

she dreams she is a butterfly

floating through a sky of blue

to dance ‘pon a cloud or two

sunbeams weave a light within

so shadows can’t find her when

poised for flight, with wings held high

she dreams she is a butterfly

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© 2014 MsJewel



Author's Note

MsJewel

The Octelle is a form created by Emily Romano. It has eight lines and the rhyme scheme is aabbccaa, the syllable count is 88777788. The first two lines are repeated as the last two lines. What further sets the form, in its description, is using personification and symbolism in a telling manner.

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poised for flight, with wings held high

she dreams she is a butterfly
sweet write. You are extremely good in these colourful depictions :)
Love :)
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Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you Anand! :) Julie
Anand Sehgal

3 Years Ago

pleasure is mine. I'm a fan :)



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I LOVE this poem! Another one from you added to my favorites!
I do not have words to express how this one makes me feel.
I feel that it describes me, so I suppose in that way you can understand what I mean.
The imagery of butterflies is very real and dear to me and they way you so beautifully wove this poem is perfect.

Posted 3 Years Ago


MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your lovely comments on my poetry. I appreciate it very much. I look forward to read.. read more
What a captivating, magical piece! I really loved it

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. Thank you :) Julie
Very nice I don't know a lot about poetry some things and quotes:) It's very beautiful

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this one. This form is actually very easy to follow. You should try.. read more
I just love poems with butterflies in them. Ballerinas and butterflies together is an intoxicating combination. Your poem inspired me to write this tiny gift poem for you to keep as your own.

Ballerina’s Dream

Ballerina lift your wings
mimicking a butterfly
as your body skyward flings
far into the boundless sky.

Let go of your earthly strings
pirouetting clouds on high.
Feel the warmth that sunlight brings
gliding through a rainbows eye.


Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you. Your poem is lovely! :) Julie
Aethereal

3 Years Ago

You're welcome! I just wanted to give you some idea about how your poem affected me. You may do anyt.. read more
This makes me smile! It reminds me of when butterflies were my favorite thing ever when I was about 10. I wanted to be a butterfly because I could fly away in the sky, and problems couldn't happen if I was flying. Thanks for the beautiful memories. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

I'm thrilled you enjoyed this one Valeigh. Thank you for the wonderful comment :) Julie
poised for flight, with wings held high

she dreams she is a butterfly
sweet write. You are extremely good in these colourful depictions :)
Love :)
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Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you Anand! :) Julie
Anand Sehgal

3 Years Ago

pleasure is mine. I'm a fan :)
Beautiful form! Carries the poem fluidly and the imagery, well..just breathtaking love xx

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you Poppy! :) Julie
Such a fine form for your graceful lacy words, Julie! I could picture a ballet dancer...indeed she looks like a butterfly. There is something so peaceful about the mood you created with your imagery. Wonderful. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you Lydi! Have a beautiful weekend! Hugs, Julie
I admire people who have the patience to figure out the different forms of poetry and arrange thoughts inside them. This flows so easily. I have no such skill set, as writing is kind of a mental burst and the best I can do is a senryu, or make up some rhyme scheme of my own. A fine piece of work this is.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I find forms frustrating...however, when I'm experiencing writers block I have found they.. read more
B.J

3 Years Ago

your welcome
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B.J
delicate writing absolutely beautiful

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MsJewel

3 Years Ago

Thank you Barb :) Julie

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