(23 09 1960 / Ireland)

By The Lakeside

Velvet reed mace by the lakeside
Swans glide on the mirror serene
Buttercups gold among grasses
In heat haze a calming scene

I sit on a mossy stone relaxing
The lake a reflection of sky
Fluttering along just beside me
A beautiful orange tip butterfly

As I retrace my footsteps
The butterfly flutters so free
Spirit of a long lost loved one
Descended to accompany me

by Margaret O Driscoll

Comments (4)

Not only is it a delightful word painting, you have an excellent sense of rhythm. Really enjoyed this poem
Your poem reminds me Wordsworth. A good composition.
Margaret, you have the ability to bring back so much memories that's a gift not all have.dont lose it Thank you for sharing
Margaret, you have the ability to bring back so much happy memories, A beautiful gift that not all have