Monarch Moments

 

Butterfly wings
on sticky things
are sure to delight the eye.

Don’t walk by!
They tend to fly,
from disturbance your presence makes.

A monarch’s the best
to catch at its rest,
drinking nectar whenever it spies
a flowering plant,
it will share with an ant,
or a beetle,
some bees,
or flies.

These
flying marvels
could win awards
for their migratory travels
by any standards
as from far
North
they go
all the way
forth to Mexico,
avoiding all the hazards,
as their journey
unravels.

They’re spotted like leopards
of the air,
on the edge of their wings
and also on their
body everywhere.
A trait
Both male and female
Share.

I love to watch them flit about!

They’ll flutter,
like a falling leaf,
or
dash up and down,
in and out.
then dip
and sip.

Their visit is fast and brief.

On delicate wings of stained-glass mosaic,
with yellow, orange, and brown motif,
they look so uniquely artistic.

So, Hark!
Watch that beautiful Monarch.

Author Notes:

I was out camping this weekend, so some of my photographs just might creep into my poetry this week. Here’s one. It’s about the Monarch butterfly.

The eastern North American Monarch population is notable for its annual southward late-summer/autumn migration from the United States and southern Canada to Mexico. During the fall migration, it covers thousands of miles, with a corresponding multi-generational return North. The Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is a milkweed butterfly in the family Nymphalidae. It may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species. The name “Monarch” may be in honor of King William III of England. The Monarch was originally described by Linnaeus in his Systema Naturae of 1758 and placed in the genus Papilio. Monarchs are foul-tasting and poisonous due to the presence of cardenolide aglycones in their bodies, which the caterpillars ingest as they feed on milkweed. Source: Wikipedia.

This poem is a Free Style Poem.
The Free Style Poem is a subcategory of Free Verse, except that is contains rhyme. The structure and meter in very informal.

This picture was taken by the author himself on August 30, 2015.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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