Monday, June 8, 2009

The Butterfly


A butterfly alights
On a flower
Defiantly
Silhouetted in
The sky
Where clouds churn
Wild, in disarray
Foaming, spitting
At the dawn
Which threatens
Their pretense
Of power.

Breaking through
A shaft of sun
Pierces as a
Rod of iron
Splitting dark
With shards
Of gold
To reach the
Butterfly in flight
His nimbus
Proving
He was right.

Copyright © 2006 & 2009 by Jacob Anson. All rights reserved.
Butterfly photograph cross-posted at Florida Fotos on May 2, 2009

5 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful poem!We can clearly see the picture in our minds!
And of course on your blog!
God bless you
Cezar & Léia

Asta said...

Dear Jacob,
A beautiful poem!
I'm very impressed. You are truly gifted.

Have a wonderful day!
Asta

amatamari said...

The picture is very beautiful and for what I understand also the poetry ...

Denise Jelonek said...

Very nice poem. The photo is also one of the best butterfly photos I've seen anywhere. You are so talented!

Vivian said...

Ahh, what a nice find for me this morning....poetry and photography! Is there anything better? Oh yes!....music! I enjoyed your poem of the butterfly...your imagery is beautiful and your language takes command. And you caught God's creation through your lens wonderfully!