Sunday, October 30, 2005

Day and Night

This spring thousands and thousands of painted lady butterflies migrated through Calgary...

Day and Night

1
when butterflies migrate
do they doubt?
crossing continents of the unknown
frail wings are made for such a journey
trembling in the driving rain
primal desperation rises as
countless comrades fall
what is the heart of my quest?

2
the moon is the lighthouse of the moth
it dances a tango with the sun
the moth circles in a straight line
as the moon roams across the sky
false beacons dazzle all around
drawing the moth into dazed spirals

3
Lead me onwards;
fix my eyes on the moving signal
across the masses of doubt
and the lure of an earthbound guide; shiny
death
so I can cross into angelsong
and rest.

2 comments:

lily said...

i love this...

lily said...

I still love this