Tag Archives: nature poetry

The Flower and the Butterfly Prose Poetry Short Story

I recorded Pride and Prejudice and Zombies last night, so I don’t know if it’s title and theme inspired this classic poem of the eternal life cycle of nature.

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Flower and Butterfly, Live or Die 

Candy Tuft had not long flowered
spring sunshine empowered
a butterfly landed on her petal
she held her breath to let it settle
‘I haven’t seen you here before,’
said Candy admiring the floral design it wore

‘Yet I, seem to know us.’ ‘We’re coded that way, like Rebus,’

said Pipevine upping game to the bloom above
‘created this way to inspire love,’
replied instinctively before a hush caused it doubt
was the flower wondering what about
summer rains refreshment
Pipevine Swallowtail knew a deathly silence.


Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.
Rebus is a picture-word puzzle, which is probably what inspired a famous fantasy detective being named it.
Candy Tuft flower.


Nature Poem Inspired by Tree Canopy Trek Photo

Marc Latham’s new Folding Mirror poem is an old idea rekindled by a canopy walk in Borneo photo on Pinterest. It was originally inspired by a nature documentary looking at canopy life. Here it is:

Rainforest Canopy Walkway, Borneo photo via shiela
from http://pinterest.com/pin/150166968798262444/

Canopy Climb, View Sublime

pitter patter, pitter patter
cloud to canopy refresher
rain rolls down
royal jungle crown
rolling tandem with sunlight
freefalling natural energy
creators, quenchers, sustainers

trekking through treetops; howlers’ horseplay hops

creatives, absorbers, communicators
photosynthesising life giving
nutrients nourish earth dwellers
foraging forest floor
strange goings on
fungi and trees collaborate
chitter chatter, chitter chatter

Eidfjord, Norway spider web.

Marc Latham’s central site is the Greenygrey (http://www.greenygrey.co.uk), and he has books available on Smashwords and Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/author/marclatham).

Poem about Green and Grey Providing Great Display

Mill by the Leeds and Liverpool Canal 2
Image by Tim Green aka atoach via Flickr
Marc Latham’s newest Folding Mirror poem was inspired by a run along the Leeds-Liverpool canal on a gloriously Brontesque greenygrey morning, as new green plants on the ground were complimented by swirling ominous rain clouds in the sky.
Taupe, arsenic, slate and charcoal are all types of grey, while lime and pear are types of green:  Wikipedia list of colours.

Greenygrey Sandwich

Between granite rocks taupe
and overcast arsenic sky
lime sunny hills provide sweet filling pie.
Pear shade fields are ideal for engineers
to separate slate canal
and raging river charcoal.