Yellow butterflies…

illuminate the hedgerows
imitating clouds of primrose
landing on the sensual mouths
of bluebell, scilla and hyacinth,
intoxicated on their April scent

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Yellow butterflies

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads NaPoWriMo Get Listed: Poems In April Edition

Sanaa has shared with us a spring poem about by Edna St. Vincent Millay. She has also given us lists of words from which we should choose one list of four words and come up with our own brief creation, keeping our poems under 100 words. I chose the list with: sensual, features, blue, mouth.

I really wanted a photograph of the little yellow butterflies I keep seeing around our village, but when I grab my camera, they magically disappear – unlike the primroses!


23 thoughts on “Yellow butterflies…

  1. This is such a lovely ode to Spring!💜 Especially this: “sensual mouths of bluebell, scilla and hyacinth”…is gorgeous! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt, Kim 💜

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary! And thank you for spotting the missing word! Yes, it is implied, but mainly because I had such a hectic day yesterday. With more mayhem today and tomorrow, so much that I’ll be off-line until Sunday. I’m going to suffer from withdrawal.


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