Blue Morpho, Butterfly, Rainforest


Oh Féileacán –

Dancer in the sky

Bright celebration of colour

A festival of joy – as you flutter by.

Boldly spinning pirouettes among the buddleia

And yet you are so shy

Taking flight at just the slightest breeze

Or when anyone approaches nigh.

Stay with me but for a moment more

Please don’t say goodbye

Let me your company keep

My life to beautify.









Peacock Butterfly, Edelfalter, Butterfly, Peacock


Bright bringer of happiness

Embodiment of delight

Delicate expression of beauty

Wherever you take flight


What has brought you to my garden –

From your origins afar?

A reward for some noble deed, that I have done –

Or an unearned gift – you choose the bring – upon my lucky star?


Bright skoenlapper – please do not leave

For you out grace the very flowers

I hope to gaze upon your loveliness

For all my remaining hours