Uncollected

Like words
for a poem
I want to write,
these butterflies
flit closely by
and briefly alight.

Then suddenly
flutter by.

The sweet nectar
sensed,
but uncollected.

©  2013  Richard Havenga






Click on photos to enlarge.

1Eastern Tiger Swallowtail –  Papilio glaucus on Common MilkweedAsclepias syriaca

2. Aphrodite FritillarySpeyeria aphrodite on Swamp MilkweedAsclepias incaranata

3. Red-spotted PurpleLimenitis a. astyanax,  ViceroyLimenitis archippus floridensis 
     
    on ButtonbushCephalanthus occidentalis 

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