Butterfly on a Thistle

Butterfly on a Thistle

Butterfly on a Thistle (A Minute Poem)

I saw a monarch on a bush

Delicate wings

Color that sings

Of all good things

That butterfly sat on a lush

Branch of thistle

Sticky briste

Made me whistle

Forgot about my urgent rush

The sight was sweet

It was a treat

My day complete


Author Notes

Just a playful poem

. A pretty Butterfly settled on the path I was rushing by. It landed on a thistle wit a pretty purple flower on it.

This poem is a variation on a Minute Poem. The Minute Poem is a poem that follows the “8,4,4,4” syllable count structure. It usually has 3 stanzas that are exactly the same. So: 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4; 8,4,4,4 syllables.
A traditional Minute Poem has 12 lines total. It has 60 syllables. It is written in a strict iambic meter. The rhyme scheme is as follows: aabb, ccdd, eeff. I deviated from that with a rhyme scheme of abbb accc addd, but it is iambic. Lack of punctuation is intentional.

This picture is one taken by the author in august 2012. This will become part of my picture poem collection.

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