Rare and Unexpected


a rare marsh fritillary

colours of autumn

flash in a butterfly’s wings

dancing in September sun


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


It’s not easy chasing butterflies with a camera, so I have used this image found on www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

My response to Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #91 Ese’s Voice, our “runner-up” of the “prayers” kukai. Chèvrefeuille has given us some lovely examples of Ese’s haiku for inspiration:

silent steps –
one more candle illuminates
the old chapel

how softly it brushes
against the bare backs of mountains
a wandering cloud 

two sets of footprints
disappear in the white sand
-a seagull and i 

velvet touch of wings
among evergreen vines
my palm blossoms

butterfly house-
so still on the glass ceiling
does he long for the sky?

old plastic pen-
pale butterfly keeps floating
along with my memories

© Ese


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