Poetry Friday – Be Like A Butterfly

19 Aug

Welcome, everyone!

Colleen Chesebro Poetry Challenge explores Ekphrastic poetry, inspired by visual art or photographs. Reena Saxena provided a piece of her artwork for this month’s challenge. There’s plenty of imagery in her art, and it’s a great inspiration to write your poem. Remember what you’ve learned about the psychology of color in your poetry.

So this week our syllabic poem should be inspired by Reena’s lovely artwork. I decided to write a Reverse Etheree.

I didn’t want to do the obvious by writing a poem about the butterfly, but since I saw Reena’s illustration I couldn’t get the image of butterflies out of my mind, and they’ve been coming at me from all sides. I was in my backyard and a butterfly flew up to me, on TV there was a commercial with butterflies, and then I got online and the first thing I saw was an image of a butterfly. So I gave in. It was meant to be.

Butterflies are proofthatyoucan go through 
a great amount of darkness and still
turn into something beautiful
Put on your brightest colors
Savor all the flowers
Let go of the past
Ride the breezes
Embrace change
learn to

Thanks for the visit! I hope you enjoyed the post!🦋

39 Responses to “Poetry Friday – Be Like A Butterfly”

  1. Bette A. Stevens August 19, 2022 at 2:24 pm #

    Love it! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Gwen M. Plano August 19, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

    You have arisen, and with you, all of us. Beautiful, Vashti. 🤗

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben August 19, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

    You soar to show us the way and decorate the world with your beauty! ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  4. John W. Howell August 19, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

    Well done, Vashti. Have a great weekend.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. D. Wallace Peach August 19, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

    What a gorgeous poem, Vashti. I’m glad you surrendered to the butterflies. Your poem is beautiful in imagery and message. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q August 19, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

      Thank you for your beautiful comment, Diana. I’m ecstatic that you enjoyed it.💗🌸💗🌸💗

      Liked by 2 people

  6. jazzytower August 19, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

    When it’s meant to be, it will be…look how lovely this turned out!🙂 Nice work Vashti.


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    • Vashti Q August 19, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

      You know that’s right.😘 Thank you! I’m glad you liked it.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. memadtwo August 19, 2022 at 7:09 pm #

    Good advice. (K)

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Jill Weatherholt August 20, 2022 at 12:17 am #

    Beautiful, Vashti!❤️❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  9. harmonykentonline August 20, 2022 at 9:31 am #

    Love it! You were definitely meant to write about butterflies! Gorgeous poem, Vashti 💕🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. yvettemcalleiro August 20, 2022 at 10:20 am #

    I love your poem, Vashti! And it’s not just about butterflies; it’s about resilience! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 21, 2022 at 6:39 am #

      You’re right, Yvette! Thank you so much. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it.🥰

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Phil A Davis August 20, 2022 at 11:11 am #

    I agree with Yvette, the butterfly is a vehicle to a deeper message. Nice work!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry August 20, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

    I love the synchronicity of the butterfly and your words. This is a fabulous reverse Etheree. I love the little video too. Sis, you got this! 💜

    Liked by 1 person

  13. dgkaye August 21, 2022 at 9:56 pm #

    Loved this Vashti. And loved how the butterfly messages were surrounding you. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 25, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

      Hi Debby! I’m thrilled you enjoyed the poem! I thought it was a good thing too. Thank you.🥰🦋

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Jan Sikes August 22, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

    What a beautiful poem, Vashti. Thank you for letting this one come out of you!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q August 25, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

      Thank you, Jan! I’m happy you liked the poem.🦋


  15. ben Alexander August 22, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

    How deliciously uplifting this poem is!


    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 25, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

      Thank you, Ben! I’m glad you enjoyed it. I’ve been having a difficult time leaving a comment on your blog. It says’You must be logged in to reply’ but I am logged in. Maybe you know what’s happening?


  16. Taylorッ August 22, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

    Love the art inspired poetry piece. Both are beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. judeitakali August 26, 2022 at 1:34 am #

    Wow, I absolutely loved that etheree. And I did need that reminder.💖


  18. jaye22 August 28, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

    Beautiful poem Vashti, great seeing your face superimposed in the accompanying video too Xoxox

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q August 28, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

      Thank you, Jaye! It’s a movie clip made into an animated illustration, but, yes with the likeness of my face. I’m happy you liked it. I love making these.💗

      Liked by 1 person

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