Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pale Butterflies

Pale Butterflies
Lisa A.Williams

Feeling freedom through
outstretched wings of
soaring over the
green sea
feet still touching soft blades
somehow they knew
they were “flying”.

                                                            Cropped crowns of sun gold
racing against the wind
in the fields
of backyard magic.
Once grounded,
feeling the brittle fall
of harsh words and
 stinging discipline
wings clipped-
yet always there is a wishing
to fly again.


  1. So very true that sometimes those harsh words 'clip a person's wings' for a time; hopefully the person WILL be able to overcome them and rise, rise again. A strong poem this morning, Lisa!

    (Could you eliminate word verification? It really makes it a pain to post a comment.)

  2. I hope they do fly again. I hope we all do.

  3. Feeling freedom through
    outstretched wings of

    Great lines - great picture it paints

  4. Beautiful!
    I love the flow of your words
    and the wonder...
    wings do get clipped-I hope
    wonder still grows

  5. I love what 'backyard magic' mind imagines children playing, dancing, laughing in the summer grass. The sadness that sets in 'when grounded' due to what feels like tragic circumstances breaks my heart...but the desire to fly again has wings of hope. And I hope they soar again.

    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer, so glad that this is the message this poem revealed. Looking forward to reading more of your work.

  6. This poem gently lassoed me in to the wondrous world of an innocent child, then harshly poked me in the stomach, much as the child must have felt when harsh words were spoken! Well done!

  7. I really appreciate all of your comments, It definitely inspires me to keep writing.

  8. Beautiful...this reminds me of a famous quote that I'd love to share...
    "It is with words as with sunbeams--the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. -- Robert Southey

    Liked the message it leaves for the readers...:)

  9. Your first stanza conjures the experience of creating poetry. Lovely.


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