::Blue-Eyed Butterfly::



Blue-eyed Butterfly


Blue-eyed butterfly, on one bright morn
charmed by wilderness of Bluebonnets
fluttered in a waltz of innocent love.

Shimmered the chirpy youth of spring,
blush on sun-kissed spirited wings, of
Blue eyed butterfly, on one bright morn

A burst of purple at the seams,
it stroke the petals in besotted sighs
charmed by wilderness of Bluebonnets

But, clutch of time wrinkled the bloom,
dismayed, butterfly for one last moment,
fluttered in a waltz of innocent love.

** Cascade, a form created by Udit Bhatia, is all about receptiveness, but in a smooth cascading way like a waterfall. The poem does not have any rhyme scheme; therefore, the layout is simple. Say the first verse has three lines. Line one of verse one becomes the last line of verse two. To follow in suit, the second line of verse one becomes the last line of verse three. The third line of verse one now becomes the last line of verse four, the last stanza of the poem. See the structure example below:
a/b/c, d/e/A, f/g/B, h/i/C
To make the Cascade an even longer poem, use more lines in verse one. For example, if verse one has 6lines, the poem must have seven stanzas so that each line of verse one is reused as a refrain in each following stanza (a cascading effect).
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28 thoughts on “::Blue-Eyed Butterfly::

  1. Love the image and the link to the blue bells and butterfly. I like how spring time inspires bright poems. πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for teaching me how to write a cascade poem and for your bluebonnet images. I live in bluebonnet country but they are scarce this year with the drought.

  3. Such beautiful writing about nature-our best teacher when we look.
    The form is so interesting also. I need to come back and read your definition.

  4. Very beautiful in all it poetic imagery and form, I live near so many Bluebonnets and your poem describes them beautifully…thank you for your visit. Happy Creativity.

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