A butterfly’s kiss

A butterfly flitted by my face today

Black or perhaps it was blue

Speckled – white circles on its wings

I moved away

Unsure of what flew

So close to me, it had made me blink

How long had I waited

for it- to feel like a flower

hallowed by a butterfly’s kiss

Disheartened was I

at my unpreparedness

when it came

My heart left to lament the miss

watched it fly away

before settling over wildflowers; at my feet

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19 responses to “A butterfly’s kiss”

  1. Abirbhav Avatar

    I must thank the butterfly for inspiring flying close to your face, which prompted you to write such a superb poetry, on my birthday..!!
    Great one Madam.. 😀 Happy to see your posts again.. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Belated Happy Birthday Abirbhav! So glad you enjoyed reading the poem. It’s to see you here again 🙂

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      1. Abirbhav Avatar

        Thank you so much for your good wishes Madam.. 🙂 🙂

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  2. sienablue Avatar

    Signs all around us….if only we slow down and notice them. Beautiful poem.

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  3. robbiesinspiration Avatar

    Life is full of unexpected surprises, Smitha. We are really prepared for them. but can still marvel over their memory.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      True Robbie. We know it deep in our hearts, things that are bound for them but we can never be prepared enough. Thank you for writing back. Your insta posts and fb one liners have been cheering me.

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      1. robbiesinspiration Avatar

        I’m glad to know that, Smitha. Hugs.

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

    Splendid and beautiful poem Smitha. Loved it.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much dear Kamal. Your words are always full of encouragement.

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      1. boundlessblessingsblog Avatar

        You are always welcome dear Smitha 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you Athira

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      1. Athira Avatar

        My pleasure Smitha

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  5. Gopalasamudram Subramanian Avatar
    Gopalasamudram Subramanian

    Glad to see the imagery back. You need not lament, it is still there and there is a joy in watching it fly from flower to flower. The wild flowers and the butterfly are symbols of breaking free and returning to beauty of nature.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Its all thanks to you reining me in before I continued to spiral downwards. Thank you so much for yesterday’s message.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Pragalbha thank you for being with me across the distance in this journey.

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      1. Infinite Living Avatar

        Yes I have been giving moments of deep silence at your posts, not wanting to give too many words 🙏🏼

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          Thanks Pragalbha for hearing me. ❤

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