Butterflies – A Quadrille

Butterflies

Ugliness lives
in an anger-filled world
careening out of control
Violence and hatred rule
in the name of rights
minus responsibilities

Butterflies live
and flutter in silence
The delicate beauty
of the moment
touching senses
with colorful vision
and gentleness

Imagination captured
Escape secured


Copyright © 2021 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
All Rights Reserved

Lillian is hosting Monday Quadrille at D'Verse Poets
She has prompted us with the word "Careen"

A Quadrille is a poem of exactly 44 words minus the title

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  30 comments for “Butterflies – A Quadrille

  1. November 7, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I love it

    • Christine Bolton
      November 9, 2021 at 8:16 am

      Thank you. ☺️

  2. kaykuala
    November 7, 2021 at 2:44 am

    Ugliness lives
    in an anger-filled world
    Butterflies live
    and flutter in silence

    You captured the contrast beautifully right from the first instance, Christine. Wonderful write, Ma’am!

    Hank

    • Christine Bolton
      November 7, 2021 at 8:12 am

      Thanks Hank. As always, I appreciate you kind words ☺️💕

  3. November 2, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Butterflies seems so nice… but they have to be larvae before the grow wings.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      A bit like us!

  4. sanaarizvi
    November 2, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    This is masterfully done, Christine! I love the contrast between ‘anger-filled world
    careening out of control’ and the fluttering of butterflies in silence. The poem in its entirety is deep and speaks volumes to the reader. Kudos! 😍😍

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      You’re so kind Sanaa ❤️☺️. Thank you! It means a lot to me.

  5. November 2, 2021 at 11:45 am

    … yes they do. My Mother is a yellow butterfly that loves to flitter about our front door. A perfect quadrille.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:18 pm

      Your mother is the yellow butterfly fluttering around your front door. What a lovely thought Helen! Thank you for your kind words ☺️💕

  6. November 2, 2021 at 10:13 am

    Luv dem flutterbyes!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Ron ☺️💕

  7. November 2, 2021 at 7:25 am

    Compare and contrast — nicely done.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:23 pm

      Thank you Ron ☺️💕

  8. November 2, 2021 at 6:45 am

    in the name of rights
    minus responsibilities

    this is something that really</strong makes me upset, Christine – you nailed it.

    <3
    David

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:25 pm

      Thanks David. It has always sat wrong with me in this country. All you hear is “My rights, my rights” and no one wants the responsibility that goes with those rights 😕

  9. November 2, 2021 at 5:27 am

    I Christine — Nice work poet! Please come and visit me, share your likes and your truth! Would love to have you!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:26 pm

      Thank Rob. Always enjoy your work too ☺️💕

  10. November 2, 2021 at 12:27 am

    The contrast, or even paradox, worked very well.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      Thank you! I appreciate it ☺️💕

  11. November 1, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    Truth is beauty 🦋

    • Christine Bolton
      November 2, 2021 at 5:28 pm

      Yes it is Paula. Thank you ☺️💕

  12. November 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Quite a comparison between the butterflies 🦋 and anger.

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2021 at 11:44 pm

      The butterflies just made the ugliness disappear, at least for a while 🥲

      • November 2, 2021 at 12:31 am

        The beauty of nature puts a balm on ugly sores created by humans

      • Christine Bolton
        November 2, 2021 at 5:27 pm

        Funny how it is always the best medicine for most things Sadje. Thanks so much ☺️💕

      • November 2, 2021 at 9:50 pm

        You’re welcome my friend

  13. November 1, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Ah the contrast of humans and butterflies….so well done here.
    “rights minus responsibilities” yep….Rights do breed responsibilities. It’s something we teach our children as they get older. 🙂
    Thanks for posting to the prompt!

    • Christine Bolton
      November 1, 2021 at 11:43 pm

      Thank you Lillian ☺️

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