One Single Impression: Nest

From June 27, 2012
The butterfly rests
On the branch of a bush
That is home to countless birds.
I don't know their names. 
Sometimes I wish I did, 
But usually I don't care,
And neither do the birds.
But that butterfly:
It basked there, still and steady
As the ocean roared its arrival
To the beach,
Which was not fazed by the news
Though we were and that's why
We were on our way there.
But the butterfly.
Salt air, a breeze, sunshine:
These were enough.
It would not name the birds
In the shaded nest deep within the bush
Or the flowers on which it fed.
It didn't even know
Where it was
Or what.
One Single Impression


  1. Beautiful as always -- perfect words for the perfect capture! Have a lovely Sunday!

  2. I loved the beauty in this piece ... amazing poetry !!!

  3. Lovely poetry Sandy, it brings to mind Shakespeare and " what's in a name...."
    Lovely shot as well - hope you are having a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.;)

  4. I love finding nests. Birds are so secretive during nesting season it seems like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow when I find a nest. Love your poem. I think butterflies know a lot more than it appears that they know. We just can't think that small.Have a great weekend.

  5. You have a way with words.

    I love

    "It didn't even know
    Where it was
    Or what."

  6. just doing what comes naturally.

  7. Love the poem and the butterfly looks good in B/W too.

  8. ah the simplicity of nature and God's your poem!

  9. Anonymous11:09 AM

    understanding nature...very nice!

  10. The animals go about their business doing what they have to do to survive. Sometimes it's a hard life and sometimes if you look at the animal, you think it's a simple life because they don;t worry about as many things as we do. They have no psychological traumas or hurt feelings. They just do what they have to do and move on.

  11. 'enough'
    that is BLISS!

    Have a Sweet Week -
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    from Honolulu
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  12. Beautiful musings and photo!!

  13. who doesnt wish to be a butterfly to live life just as it unfolds; even if it is not for a long life

  14. Sandy: Beautiful photo and poem, you are so talented.


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