Butterflies and Summer's End

Butterflies and Summer's End

A Poem by Patricia Wedel

Butterflies travel far as if they came from a Star 

whereupon flowers were only seen when the Heavens 

planted Marigolds on Mars and Venus grew Cosmic orange Cosmos... 

A black winged butterfly with bright blue spots sipped nectar 

from the Blue Bells in their sunny Bed of Buttercups... 

Now the leaves are feeling the cool wind as butterflies 

follow their guiding Star to warmer climes where 

flowers in pretty gowns are calling for the tender sips of 

butterflies and honey bees to reminesce of the good 'old days.  

© 2020 Patricia Wedel


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You know I love butterflies. I watch them sucking the nectar out of butterfly bushes we have planted in our garden. The imagery in your poem is so lovely, Pat. There is a circle of life we all know and we have to appreciate the beauty of nature realizing it is cyclical! Lydi**

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Patricia Wedel

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So special to see a Butterfly 🦋 and I often think of you... a few days ago I saw a black butterfl.. read more



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How true the good old days, insecticides have really put a dent in the butterfly world today not like in my day where monarch butterflies were in abundance, sadly missed..

Posted 2 Days Ago


Butterflies possess the real magic of nature. As they fly from flower to flower gathering nectar, their brightly colored wings seem to shimmer and change colors before your eyes. ... A butterfly's rich color colors tell us how beautiful god is and his love for us. Butterflies are self propelled flowers that God made for us. Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine. This is an enchanting poem in my eyes.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Sabrina... I love your words... “Butterflies are self propelled 💐 flowers that God made fo.. read more
I love the butterflies too. We have so few in Michigan now. I told my grandchildren, if you see a butterfly. Make a wish. Thank you dear Pat for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Patricia Wedel

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dearest John... trusting the winds to guide the butterflies 🦋 to a safe place where God’s Grace.. read more
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This brought about a surprising reminder of how few butterflies we have seen this season.
I read that they reflect the environment which is a sorry situation
I have ever seen a black-winged butterfly with with blue spots
it must be fairly rare
One of natures most colorful sights

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear Dave... lovely for you to stop by. I was amazed when I walked in our large front yard and saw .. read more
Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

The news rarely looks good
Nice to see that small bright light
Such a feel of seasonal change here Pat. Yes, summer is over and autumn revisits. The butterflies are still with us, not so many of them on the wisteria now, but they still linger. Your poem is filled with the delicate wings of butterflies and calm. I was happy to visit for some peace and quiet. Fond wishes dear Pat.

Chris

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Chris... lovely to read your review... I actually saw a Black Butterfly (with bright blue sp.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Waving back Pat and wishing Roger a happy birthday for Monday and both of you a peaceful, nature fil.. read more
To everything .turn.. turn..
a transitional season is
once again upon us..
the birds.bees and
butterflies flutter away
to a warmer place as flowers
fade and leaves fall
such is the nature of things
in life's ever-changing cycle
which you so amply and
lovingly describe in accurate
detail..lovely piece of poetry
here dear Pat..


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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Fran.. you are so kind and generous... Autumn whispers are softly tendered on breezes from t.. read more
This is the ultimate in personification AND alliteration! Brava! You are making poetry fun & lively & full of unexpected delights. We don't get many butterflies out here in the boondocks. I find myself wondering how some creatures, like the plentiful hummingbirds & bumblebees, find my place out in the wilderness, flying past miles & miles of desolate terrain, somehow knowing this little eden exists out here & they go nuts on my stuff. Anyhow, your stellar rendition of this story goes astral, for sure! I can't even compete! I have to quote this line just becuz it feels so good to say it: "Blue Bells in their sunny Bed of Buttercups" . . . Thanks for this magic carpet ride (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Margie... I can only imagine the Bees 🐝 and 🦋 Butterflies finding your Retreat of Eden.. read more
Until I read this Pat, I was blissfully unaware, but now you have, I can't recall seeing a single one of these this year, and I'm in the countryside.
Perhaps they are lying low behind lockdown, or maybe unseen victims of this curse we're amongst, but I hope not. We need more of what can make adult and child alike smile and I just hope they have found safer climes for now.
Surely summer can't end until I've seen at least one!
Love the last line, with smiles at the thought of them talking about the 2016 nectars superiority 😀

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dearest Lorry... I had not seen a Butterfly this year until a a week or so ago when I saw the larger.. read more
A gentle, colourful, well described tableau of the changing season and the luck some birds and butterflies have of eternal summer time.

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Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

dear John... Birds seem to have a Summer home and then fly to their Winter home where temperatures r.. read more
You know I love butterflies. I watch them sucking the nectar out of butterfly bushes we have planted in our garden. The imagery in your poem is so lovely, Pat. There is a circle of life we all know and we have to appreciate the beauty of nature realizing it is cyclical! Lydi**

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Patricia Wedel

1 Month Ago

So special to see a Butterfly 🦋 and I often think of you... a few days ago I saw a black butterfl.. read more

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Mother of Robert and Edie Marie... Grandmother of Ethan age 17 and Madeline age 13; also Shannah age 8 and sister Kahless age 6; Married to Roger, a man of Letters, retired. Living in Fredericksbu.. more..

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