A breathless minute, a magical moment
Occurred in a flash of flittering wings
The porcelain colours, the filigree contours
Make daylight and sunshine merge in a blaze.
The seconds, repressed, still drop away pounding
Your heart wants to stop but continues its beat
Slowly, aware that a miracle holds you
So gently it takes you, you hardly can breathe.
Within definite walls, inside ramparts of myths
You stand as if frozen
You gaze, and you thrill
A fate tempts your hand
To touch this pure wonder
Although it be sin
The wings of this creature can’t bear to be handled
But still causes hurricanes in a far land
A moment you feel at the centre of action
Hanging from destiny’s wheel, fused to time
Then you exhale, or a gentle wind soars
The butterfly flutters away on its course.
For a moment bereft you follow the flight
As the green and pink creature ascends in the light
© HMH, 2021