Butterfly by Sue Lobo



Born one dewy day of golden morn,

Of tiny larvaed brain & soft wet wing,

Quivering damp upon petalled dawn,

Gentle Butter-yellow & without a sting.


Soft as dark night´s flickering candle flame,

A mere darting of golden dusk´s sunbeam,

Flutter by butterfly, light in colour & name,

Flittering & fluttering skimming forest stream.


A long lost song echoing on summer breeze,

Exit written on pages of moonbeam´s milk,

As unheard as the soft thistle´s elfin sneeze,

Of fleeting wishes, departing on wing of silk.


Kissing petals of lilacs & of the blood red rose,

You are but a satin whisper for just a single day,

On night´s encroaching, you sit in death´s repose,

Within petalled-folded wing, you bid farewell & pray.


© Sue Lobo









Excerpt from the book “Wild Whisperings”

$15.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available at CTU Publishing Group and Amazon.com


About the Author

Sue Lobo is the author of three books of her experiences in Africa, a poetry book “Africa My Africa” which is poetry reflecting African life in the terrible apartheid era in South Africa & “Lollipops of Dust”, her autobiography, of a child´s view of living in colonial Africa, in the Kalahari desert, with all the magic of what the old Africa had to offer. Her last book “The Last Dance” was published by Creative Talents Unleashed. She has also participated in eleven poetry anthologies with other very talented poets & has won a couple poetry competitions in Gibraltar & Spain. On occasions she has written requested epitaphs and elegies for families of departed souls. She is married to a Spaniard, with two grown up sons & presently lives in Spain. The sale of this latest collection of animal themed poetry called “Wild Whisperings” published by Creative Talents Unleashed will go entirely to Save The Rhino Fund.

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