Brittle Wings

Butterfly 3


Brittle Wings (A Whitney Poem with 5-7-5)

Brittle wings

Past battles won

Beauty sings

Grace in the sun

To survive

Bad blows are done

Still gloriously alive


Brittle wings in sky

Battered Buckeye Butterfly

I Watched you fly by


Author Notes

I had a picture of this Buckeye butterfly with battered wings. I got my to write this Poem. I was inspired by a poem that I reviewed this morning written by cheyennewy called Frayed Edges. It reminded me that I had this picture.

There are two poem styles here, a Whitney followed by a 5-7-5 Poem. A Whitney has a fixed syllable count of 3/4/3/4/3/4/7 in 7 lines. The other format is obvious.

This picture by taken by the author in June 2012 in a little park in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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