~Lepidopteras~

"Arushi Ahuja"
Sarolta Ban.

Up and down
and up again, and down,
as the clock swings around
counting seconds and minutes aloud,
counting hours in a sweep
and days in a leap,
as years pass by
the Lepidopteras swing
on a see-saw made in heaven,
with earth in between
and time passing into oblivion!

Written for MindLoveMisery's Photo Challenge!

48 comments:

  1. I love the link between time and butterflies -- there is an endless feeling to watching they maneuver through the garden. Great poem!

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  2. Time does pass into oblivion, I like that notion, we recall the past but the exact moments are gone, I love that you have given me that idea to contemplate. Time may live on, and the past is old time, but ours is finite.

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    1. yes a lot to do in a finite time Michael!

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  3. ha. i had to look up Lepidopteras...did not know that name...
    this has a cool ring of myth...like the turtle on whose back the world rests

    butterflies are cool...smiles.

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  4. What a lovely poem, and I discovered a new word:)

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  5. Lucky Lepiplop...Leolop...Lepalap...
    Butterflies!
    Beautiful thoughts. :-)
    Thank you for visiting us at The Netherworld.

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    1. my pleasure Faycin! it is a crazy word huh!! :)

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  6. What a nice way to describe how time passes.. :-)

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  7. Fun concept, butterflies on a see-saw in the sky ;-)
    Whenever I visit here, I go away wanting coffee

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    1. Thank you Jo hannah.. thats really sweet of you :)

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  8. I have to agree with jo-hanna on the coffee! I like to think that butterflies randomness in flight is a defence mechanism. Great rhyme!

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  9. So quickly those seconds become minutes become hours...as the years pass by!

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    1. True mary time does pass by too fast...

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  10. you've nicely captured the passage of time with wonderful imagery...

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  11. I loved the idea that moths and butterflies keep time. I may borrow this.

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  12. There is a deep meaning or idea if you can call it, going up and down with your Lepidopteras. A mere 'Butterfly' would just not have made the message clear nor perfect. Good job. In fact this is too good!

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    1. Thank you Anand... am glad you enjoyed it :)

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  13. Time flies indeed. You have haut expressed this with sweet and evocative words and images.

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  14. I love butterflies and the image makes sense to me as do your words. Very nice combination,

    Elizabeth

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  15. I love this--love the picture--love the pice

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  16. Arushi, oh my, you got an excellent piece here. Not only do I love your lines because they are so whimsical, I also loved your accompanying image. I love butterflies period. Lastly, I've learned a new word: Lepidopteras! :)

    Jamztoma
    Jamztoma.blogspot.com

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  17. Really nice, like a science fiction movie, the swing of the Lepidopteras, have a nice Sunday, happy you dropped in at my blog

    Much love...

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  18. I learned a new word, too. So whimsical and lovely imagery & metaphor for the passage of time.

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  19. Such lovely images in both your writing and the picture :) I really enjoyed reading this one!

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  20. Love the title and the rhythm absolutely wonderfully done!

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  21. The last three lines refuse to leave my mind...
    Very lovely!

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  22. who r you my dear... love you... god bless you.

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So much time I spent writing this... Leave me here the words on your lips!!