16 Oct 2009

A Beautiful Confusion

Today: at approximately 3.33pm,
when I was resting on the patio in the sunshine
this little guy landed on my textbook.
(It took my mind of feeling a bit ordinary
and having an assignment to finish)

He sat very still for about 10 minutes,
and I tried very hard not to make any sudden movements...
Then in his own soft time,
fluttered up to the window sill.
I raced inside for my camera,
hoping he hadn't moved
(though thinking he probably had)
but returned to find he was still there -
waiting patiently.

I tried to usher him back out into the garden
but he flew onto my hand
and wouldn't budge -
I was careful not to touch his wings,
and stood breathless, in amazement...

And then as the breeze came
he danced up my arm -
before flying into the trees


  1. Just beautiful Emily, and your ring so suits you!

  2. Butterflies are the best! thats very unusual, they don't usually stay that long, he most probably liked you :)

  3. You must have a peaceful soul/energy. Beautiful!

  4. You need to sketch him. Blue ink would so become him!

  5. I love magical encounters like this x


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