beware the butterfly

MLM’s hubby’s photo

Upside Down

tale weaver/ing: thread spun from thistle fluff and dyed with meadow flower colours; woven into a single square of the tapestry. My tapestry: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Photo Challenge #82

one moment a butterfly

all sweet nectar and

velvet flush against the skin

an omen of luck and love

when chooses your gown

as a flower of attraction

the next  a moth

drawn to the brightness

of your eyes

as stars against the


beware the butterfly

beware the moth

beneath may lay

the wasp whose

kiss starts soft and ends sharp

marking you as it’s lover

one of many

for the butterfly

the moth can love

the wasp, only lust

(Free-write-stream-of-unconsciousness. tale weaver/ing is still shy. She is used to posing tales, not composing them. Be gentle with her; she is questing for words just as I am off doing. Phylor)




15 thoughts on “beware the butterfly

  1. summerstommy2 October 16, 2015 / 7:19 pm

    I loved the images you gave of the wasp in particular and having been stung by one I can vouch for the sharpness of its bite….


    • taleweaver/ing October 16, 2015 / 7:34 pm

      Just now, reading your comment, Mohammed Ali’s micro-poetry punched it’s way out: “floats like a butterfly; stings like a bee.”
      Hope you can avoid wasps in the future.

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      • summerstommy2 October 16, 2015 / 7:36 pm

        So do I, the one that got me did so with great force for such a small creature and thankfully hit me in the head where little damage could be done…..but it hurt I have to say…..


  2. georgeplace2013 October 16, 2015 / 10:34 am

    Beware-for those who love unwisely, like so many of us have. I like this work, Phylor.


    • taleweaver/ing October 16, 2015 / 11:10 am

      I continue to love unwisely. Sigh. Maybe someday I will know the moth from the wasp.
      I’m glad you like this.
      And thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your time, knowing that among other writing/poetry prompts, it’s Octpowrimo.


  3. mindlovemisery October 15, 2015 / 10:18 am

    beware the moth

    beneath may lay

    the wasp whose

    kiss starts soft and ends sharp

    this is really wonderful love it and well J said exactly what I was thinking lol


  4. J Lapis October 14, 2015 / 11:56 pm

    What a fabulously interesting end–the difference between moth and wasp, love and lust…


    • tale weaver/ing October 15, 2015 / 10:41 am

      Thank you.
      I’ve always been fascinated by the disguises in nature. To look like a poisonous snake, when that species venom isn’t lethal; to have “eyes” that are pigments to confuse predators about the size and shape of it’s prey; to look like a “safe” creature/plant yet to be anything but.
      Nature paints for many reasons; the subterfuge in “beware the butterfly” is one of them.
      And, since I’m in PBS nature mode, even in our tiny little garden, the cone flowers attract several insects that all look like bees, but not all are. None as exotic as the one in Yves’ garden!


      • J Lapis October 15, 2015 / 4:32 pm

        Nature is surely full of disguises…and so, I now realize, are people. The difference is that nature’s plant/creatures are innocent of intent. I got up on the wrong side of the bed today…must consider rearranging the furniture once again :) Hope you’re having a good Thursday!


        • tale weaver/ing October 16, 2015 / 2:50 am

          Perhaps consideration should be given to the human intent. Some disguises are created for protection, not intended for deception.
          Don’t stub your toe on rearranged coffee table placements. But your bed against the wrong side wall, so you have no choice but the right side.
          And a belated congratulations on 100 posts! (((((hugs))))) for milestones and wrong sides of the bed.


          • J Lapis October 16, 2015 / 3:29 am

            I really appreciate your clarifying response to my graceless remark, as you’re absolutely correct: some human disguises are for protection–not always for some malicious deception. (I watch entirely too much true-crime TV–psychopath disguises.) Thank you so much for reminding me of this; it was good of you to take the time and effort. And thanks for the HUGS for 100 posts–I can send you 50, and owe you the rest :) As for the bed situation, Mr Invisible (ghost love) is trying to coax me into allowing time to “just get used to it”, rather than moving things yet again…it seems ghosts are easily confused :) I didn’t know that… :)


            • tale weaver/ing October 16, 2015 / 8:54 am

              Strangely enough, ghosts, like people can lose their way, their trend of thought, and get confused. At least the ghosts I have met do.


              • taleweaver/ing October 16, 2015 / 11:13 am

                May your Friday be blessed with want you need and what you want. Often turns out not to be the same thing. Hope you receive both.


              • J Lapis October 16, 2015 / 4:26 pm

                I think mine is suffering his age, just a wee bit…he remembers all the important stuff :) Hope you’re well today, Phylor–any fun plans for the weekend?


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