Poetry by Jeff Green

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His Butterfly

by cricketjeff on July 17, 2009.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

a pretty butterfly woman found via google images at http://jantux.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/butterfly_woman-1024x768.jpg

She fluttered into view without a care
A beauty with an easy natured air
Unfolding on the beach she turned his eyes
A smile and he had lost his single life
But one who always won the greatest prize
Was happy to have found a trophy wife

A perfect gift might not be as it seems
Be careful when you count up all your dreams

He bought her all the best a man can buy
A gift a day to see that perfect smile
But pretty butterflies are born to fly
Be glad you can enjoy them for a while
The time had come for wandering elsewhere
She left him to his heartache and despair

Author notes

A butterfly sonnet, I hope

I have used a reversed Shakespearean sixain for the top wing a couplet for the body and a Shakespearean sixain (Venus and Adonis stanza) for the bottom wing.