Linyanti Travel Journal | Fleeting Beauty

Blue Pansy Butterfly. Lee KempBlue Pansy Butterfly

Butterflies are of the few insects that people stop and admire for their beauty and range of colours, but as with humanity the beauty is quickly forgotten when washed in a storm or tainted by the harsh realities of nature.

Orange-tip. Lee KempLife does not portray your beauty forever
nor death the abstract patterns,
patterns splayed in mud,
not in cruelty, but in colours
and shadows,
mere moments washed in a storm
into the season
The Reptile

Scaled creeping creature
Holds the beauty in contempt
Colours from its mouth
Catch the sun
In a last show
Painted Lady Butterfly. Lee Kemp
A moment
in the happening
passing back to dust
but by a mere echo
in the shadow
of the passing
on a drying pan
a word
a sentence
updating an ancient script
Dark Dropwing dragonfly. Michael EnglishThe admired beauty at restby Leigh Kemp
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