If you were… #children #fiction

If you were a butterfly would you be friends with a lion??? I didn’t think so. Personally,I wouldn’t either.  We know a lion who saved a butterfly while she was still in her chrysalis and she saw something about him that others didn’t. Now this butterfly and (domesticated) lion go about the villages of Uganda […]

Butterfly #children #Atozchallenge

  Alive with color enamoured by this small creature smile on her face   We use the puppets named Bethany (butterfly)  and Judah (Lion) to help teach our lessons. Puppets have an amazing ability to involve even shy children. One of the first Acholi words I learned was La Fou Fou (Butter fly)   sharing […]

The Lion and the Butterfly #poem

unlikely friends need presses the issue small sacrifice generous rescuer colourful child king of all he sees love conquers convention our stories make children smile   What do a Ugandan cho and a la foufou have in common? They have found friendship in the Savanna when a lion rescues a helpless cocoon and gains a […]

Mercy’s Butterfly #poetry

She confident, flits over my dry and barren soul brush against fingertips of my sorrow do you know? Neither can we speak I stand in silent wonder vibrant never weak heart beats strong like thunder Daring and alive this race that she is in touch hope, now I strive She vibrant as the wind our […]

Winter’s Rest #haiku #art #photography

abandoned house the garden taken over – butterfly home © Iio Sogi (Tr. Chèvrefeuille) feverish color Butterfly shares refreshment warm hand I’m challenged to provide a juxtaposition in the text which I am not sure I have done, but I tried to create a symbiosis in the verse and art. This wonderful Carpe Diem Haiku […]

Pot of Gold #haiku #poem

  Kristjaan Panneman takes a look at Kanshicho form of Haiku with Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: “I will look at the separate “onji” of “Kanshicho” now and than I will try to explain what Kanshicho was meant to be. Kan -> means: perception, expression Shi -> means extravagance, pride, poetry Cho -> means frivolity, number, butterfly Kanshi […]

The Monarch #haiku #poem #art

  beguiling petals sweet infatuation nectar’s captive   Kristjaan at Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem is always providing the most compelling prompts. The “Butterfly” has endless possibilities. I enjoyed a morning studying, drawing and coloring the monarch butterfly.

Undone #atozchallenge #poetry #nationalpoetrymonth

Her feelings undone by you a butterfly released into the wild she flutters floats silent for one moment on your finger she teases taunts color and movement a private dance of beauty  synchronicity for you Looking in your eyes she is undone transformed a petal falls falling falling softly caressing with velvety snow white petals landing before […]

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