autumn recovered

a dizzy troop of Red Admirals.
floats, like fallen maple leaves

meandering in the waves
of warm and soft autumnal breezes,

red sails. pixelated pirate galleon
set fair above the waves of fiery fall herbaceous borders.

recompense paid at last against
the rape and devastation of succulent nasturtiums,

glossy green leaves cut to shreds
by the origami mouth of caterpillars.

the price we pay to enjoy,
this gay display of red and black

an attack on the greenery of tropaeolum
just now in flower late coming back

as the admiral ladies dip and sip
and hum content on harps of threaded tongues

It occurs to me, butterflies & nasturtiums
complement, in heat each-others colours

dak

Photo Credit Adam Kavanagh

2 thoughts on “autumn recovered

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s