Friday, 29 July 2011

I Saw a Butterfly

I saw the feeble white flutter of wings, stifled. Wrapped in a skein of spiders silk, its beauty captured. I reached out my hand and broke its chains, freeing it from its single thread shackle. It fell to the green leaf safety net below, and I knelt and pulled away the sticky rope that had it bound. White wings flickered open and closed, as if to be sure it was finally free. I smiled as it took to the air, circling up into the deep blue of the afternoon sky.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James

5 comments:

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

THis is beautiful: a prose-poem.

bythewobblydumdumtree said...

Ahh, so beautiful. I'm sure it was grateful.

Susannah said...

Good to see you both. Thanks for dropping in and reading. :-)

Cynthia said...

One very lucky butterfly. And we are fortunate to have witnessed this sight through your eyes. Beautiful.

Susannah said...

Thanks very much Cynthia. :-) x

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