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A Summer Morning
by Dawn Anderson
Monday, August 02, 2010
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Yesterday morning, my daughters and I took an early morning walk...it was also my fifty-fifth birthday...I couldn't have asked for a better day...for so many reasons.


Countless tiny butterflies flit

from wild flower to wild flower.

She bends to capture one, a brilliant

blue in color, and smiles as she feels its

graceful wings flutter against her skin.

 

Opening her hands to set it free,

it lingers awhile, slowly traveling across

her wrist and forearm, before flying away

and settling on a daisy close to her feet.

 

Once again she stoops to embrace it, and

it is almost as though it waits for her touch.

Yet, several seconds later, a worrisome look

crosses her face…she feels no movement and

fears that perhaps she has damaged its wings.

 

After unlocking her hands, she beams, almost as

luminous as the mid-day sun, for the vibrant blue

butterfly takes flight and then comes to rest on her

big sister’s shoulder.

 

And now, it is my turn to smile as I realize that the

sparkle of life never dies. It lives on...in lazy summer

mornings, in my children’s laughter and in the flutter

of  tiny butterfly wings.

 

 

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Reviewed by Gene Williamson 8/19/2010
Happy Birthday, Youngster. The sparkle of life glows
in your lovely poetry. -gene.
Reviewed by Jerry Engler 8/18/2010
Very good imagery, Dawn. You looked for the enchantment in life, and found it on one of those best of all days. Happy birthday....Jerry
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/8/2010
A charming story, Dawn. These are the moments that count. Your sentiments come through beautifully here.
Sheila
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/6/2010
Belated happy birthday wishes to you, Dawn; and thank you for sharing this lovely gift/experience via your verses. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 8/6/2010
yes it does, dawn. beautiful capture! happy birthday!
carolyn
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/5/2010
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND ENCHANTING PICTURE YOU'VE PAINTED...A LOVELY EXAMPLE OF HOW NATURE RESPONDS TO TENDERNESS AND LOVE AND YES, HOW THE SPARKLE OF LIFE AND CARING NEVER DIES. WHAT A MARVELOUS 'BIRTHDAY PRESENT' TO YOU. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DAWN!!! AND MAY YOU CONTINUE TO BE BLESSED WITH THE GIFT OF WONDERFUL...'SUMMER MORNINGS'. THANK FOR SHARING, LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO YOU AND YOURS,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by jude forese 8/3/2010
lovely smooth poem ...
Reviewed by John Domino 8/2/2010
Wonderful poem concerning butterflies and birthdays. Happy 50th, if you are like me you celebrate all month. This way you can have several special birthday weekends to celebrate.

Blessings,

John Michael
Reviewed by Andy Turner 8/2/2010
How beautiful is this. Somehow it reminds me of the book, Eat, pray, love.
I have friends in Milan but I want to write and, fall in love in Tuscany. No idea why, but it has felt like my souls home!
I'll meet yer at the inn and have a month of lazy hazy summertime muse.

Top one Dawn! xxx
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/2/2010
Fifty-five years young, Dawn. Congratulations! And you invite us to celebrate with this perfectly delightful moment.

John
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/2/2010
A wonderful birthday musing and epiphanic instant, Dawn. The quality and gift of this moment will stay with you forever, enriching your days. A very happy birthday to you - my son celebrated his 21st on Saturday so I can heartily relate to the spreading of wings! :)) Careful, thoughtful progression as always, x
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 8/2/2010
A terrific write to celebrate life. Happy birthday, Dawn. I have one coming up this month, too. I thank God for everyone of them--and for life.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/2/2010
Wonderfully descriptive with a marvelous insight
richard
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 8/2/2010
Ahhh! and the effect of this butterfly poem warms my heart. Refreshing and joyful. Thank you so much. J'nia
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/2/2010
Dawn, these are the moments that we live for...You deserve so much happiness and peace. I feel good things coming your way this next year.
I wish you peace, love and lightness, on your birthday..
Warmest hugs to you, my dear friend,
Amber
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/2/2010
This is excellent Dawn. Really, really good writing. It's funny, I just had a butterfly poem/ thought in my head last night; but more in a metaophorical sense as it relates to poetry. Strange that.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/2/2010
First of all let me wish you a belated but no less wonderful birthday wish to one of the great poets of AD. That being said this soft gentle life story lesson told so perfectly is the reason why you are such a wonderful poet.
fee
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 8/2/2010
How beautiful! This is both wistful and deep, I could feel the open air, the butterfly's brush, the compassion in the summer light ~

Happy birthday to you Dawn, beautiful poetess of peace and wisdom!
Oh...And I was going to say that the sparkle of life is bright in your poetry, too!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 8/2/2010
Happy birthday, Dawn, and may your life always be filled with moments of beauty~
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/2/2010
A truly lovely poetic piece, Dawn. And what a truly marvelous way to spend a Birthday!
Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/2/2010
First, may I wish you a very happy birthday Dawn! Secondly, thank you for sharing this precious moment in your life, I could almost feel the Italian sun and the whisper of butterfly wings. So far removed from my particularly cold Aussie winter.
Bless you Dawn,
David
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/2/2010
Never saw a blue butterfly nor a poem as captivating as this beauty.
Happy 55th, a woman's true beauty begins to shine after 55. May you have many more happy ones.
Georgexx
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 8/2/2010
Beautiful portrayal of all that is beautiful, delicate and enduring. Happy Birthday, Dawn ~ may your upcoming year be full of all those things you most love and may your mind, heart and spirit overflow with peace and joy.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 8/2/2010
A beautiful poem of nature, Dawn
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/2/2010
Lightness and grace is captured within the lines of this stunner. To be as one with nature's fragile and beautiful creatures is to be blessed.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 8/2/2010
Breathtaking images and emotions..wow Happy Birthday Dawn..yesterday my Aunt Flossie turned '100' so we had a big festive party :)
Christine
Reviewed by John Bidwell 8/2/2010
Happy Birthday- and many more as wonderful.
Nothing like the gift of a beautiful poem.
Thanks for sharing that.
Now how about some cake?
:)

John
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 8/2/2010
BEAUTIFUL POEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR DAWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva



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