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Theme: Butterfly

Butterflies Can Astound


It was a Sunday,
Yes, it was sun's day,
Hot, humid and sunny,
So I said: "Honey,
Let's go to a park,
Let's listen to a lark."

She said: " I'm staying inside,
But you can go outside,"
So to Deep Cut Park I go,
To witness nature's show:
Zinnias in bloom,
Spreading their perfume.

And other flying flowers
With magical powers:
Butterflies flying around,
Butterflies to astound,
And jump-start
Any jaded heart.

For the next hour or two,
Butterflies I'd pursue;
I was running around,
Without making a sound,
Taking lots and lots
Of close-up shots.

Butterflies made me high--
Don't ask me why;
After my wandering,
I came home pondering:
"Do catterpillars know
Into butterflies they'd grow?"

Image © Kulbir Bhalla


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Comments on this Poem

Comment A grand opportunity was missed to share in this mesmerizing experience with Kulbir, when I preferred to stay home!

I learnt a much needed lesson!

26-May-2023 23:15 PM

Comment Kulbir, you are in the wrong profession. You are gifted to combine your hobbies like photography and passion for poetry with the appreciation for nature which is so spiritual not only for you but for others. keep up the good work.

G S Bawa
06-Mar-2011 11:20 AM

Comment Kulbir:

Thoroughly enjoyed this one and The Show is Sublime.
Keep up the good work.


Rajesh Phalpher
18-Oct-2010 20:58 PM

Comment 'Flying flowers with magical powers' truly your description is astounding, Kulbir. What a way with words you have! You have re-inforced my love for nature and its creations!

Alok Bhatnagar
17-Oct-2010 03:33 AM

Comment Nice poem Kulbir, so melodius and relaxing.

16-Oct-2010 19:30 PM

Comment A beautiful poem .

14-Sep-2010 05:02 AM

Comment Kulbir, your poetry magically brings your message to life with a transparency in language as if it were not there. Looking forward to more :-)

22-Aug-2010 21:38 PM

Comment A beautiful poem to gather some of nature's beauty! Very relaxing..now I feel like going out for a walk too.

16-Aug-2010 13:40 PM

Comment A personality By the nature made for nature truely natural.

ranbir yadav
30-Jul-2010 03:40 AM

Comment Very beautiful and refreshing poem Kulbir.

Aruna Batra/Jaggia
28-Jul-2010 01:24 AM

Comment There is no gratification beyond what nature offers Kulbir.
None, by far.

What in millions, nay billions of years evolution has attained,

How can us humans ever aspire to create, in but the 2,000 centuries that we've existed?

[Modern humans, Homo sapiens, evolved in Africa up to 200,000 years ago].

27-Jul-2010 22:20 PM

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