Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Dancing Queens



dancing, jiving, ducks and dives
tucked amidst teasing petals
crooning wind dancing queens
sights for eyes preened
as Summers ready scenes enfold

I can still recall
walking hand in hand
as butterflies decorated
paths we trod
warm sands beneath our feet

so much promise
flower power reigned
that Summer of Love
where waves tickled toes
laughing hand in hand

enraptured, skipping prides emotion
massed flickering lights
hearts racing
with those butterflies
doing back flipping somersaults

and there you were
holding me tight
chasing shadows burnt grey
now flashing neon bright
revelling, but fearing cards

dealing closer to knowing
as butterflies evade fingers slipping
frozen eclipsed in drifts of time distanced
spectators of a sun dappled reed
in twisting squeezing bends but for now

we laugh, wide eyed, giving chase
to fluttering butterflies
and even in Autumn's days
of admonishing cares calmly reflects
instinctively surged to fly away

19 comments:

  1. Taking us back to that innocent time, a wonderful poem, thank you for sharing.

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    1. thanks Steve, yes they remind of innocence times - carefree days - bliss Lib

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  2. A journey to when life was nothing but promise...lovely write!!

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    1. thanks so much Susie :) yes so much promise :))- Lib

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  3. smiles...i wonder if we can ever get back to such care free living and innosense....def a pleasing poem to read...smiles..

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    1. Mmmm carefree days - chasing butterfliesand watching out for thse cabbage whites and red admirals new the good weather ws here - now we have this infernal rain (UK) - Lib bring out the sun :)

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  4. It's whimsy and wanting...loving and longing...Lib, just a wonderful write...and I adore the fun bit of word play and fantastic rhythm...absolute joy to read a loud! Thanks so much for lifting my spirit and waking us up with your words :)

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    1. Ahh thanks so much Tash - I'm really pleased it lifted so much - Butterfly wishes and kisses x x Lib

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  5. Beautiful art and equally impressive verse. You really did a remarkable job with this prompt. It was my pleasure to get to enjoy it. Thanks.

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    1. thanyou so much Fred for your so kind words - made me very happy - Lib

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  6. Enjoyed your composition Lib! As well as the lines:

    "...we laugh, wide eyed, giving chase
    to fluttering butterflies..."

    Where have those days gone...

    Lovely,
    Roger ☺

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    1. I know Roger - where have they gone - thankyou so much for stopping by - I so appreciate it x - Lib

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  7. that last stanza is it for me, freeing ourselves to once again enjoy simple pleasures. Well done.

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    1. :)) really pleased you enjoyed - Lib

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  8. it has stilled...power is back on...and now the weather turns cool and riany...ha...it is a pleasure though not to sweat and be able to eat at home and just live...

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    1. I'll bet - really glad it's cooled down Brian - as for us - could do with the sun and a bit of summer - think we have almost given up - :) - still there is time yet - :) - hugs Lib

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  9. love the carefree mood in this...ya know....i'm all for butterflies and somersaults..smiles

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  10. yea butterflies and somersaults - *smiles* ty Claudia - hugs Lib

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  11. Such a wonderful time and the cat that can rhyme, really really likes to chase the butterflies, except he sorta eats them haha

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