Poem of the Day


Small Wonder


Please don’t be frightened, sweet butterfly blue,

I just want to capture a picture of you.

As I inch closer I mean you no harm.

It’s not my intention to cause you alarm.

Your wings are so delicate: colours so pretty!

Please don’t fly away. That would be such a pity.

No need now to flutter, I’ll keep this quite brief.

Just stay where you are on that rich deep green leaf.

That’s perfect! I’ve got you! You’ll soon be on show:

Your beauty shared proudly with people I know.


Monty Edwards
  • Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #40


Monty says: This poem draws on recent experience at a magnificent butterfly farm in Penang, Malaysia.