If a Butterfly Alights

Be ready for a blessing

Deborah Barchi

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Photo by Karina Vorozheeva on Unsplash

If a butterfly
alights on your upturned face
Oh! What a blessing!

I saw this photo of the cat with the butterfly on his nose, and this haiku leapt into my mind. I guess this would be an example of ekphratic poetry, composing a poem based on a painting or scene. Whatever it is, I hope this delightful photograph and my impulsive haiku bring you a smile!

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.