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A Summer's Dance

Updated on August 14, 2010

Hello little one
Come to earth
To dance a summer's dance
Upon the air
A shimmer of wings
Resting there
This moment

Did you choose
This short
Beautiful dance
To delight our eyes
On late summer days
Under a warm
Moist sun?

A few short months
A lifetime
Starting with
A transformation
To a life in flight
(You will mate 
In mid-air!) 
Ending with frost

At rest
Or in flight
You are beautiful
Delicate
A work of art
Crafted
By a
Masterful
Hand

I am
Grateful
For the beauty
Of your
Short life
Dancing
On summer air
Bringing me joy
And a lesson
On life

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    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Rubenoff 

      8 years ago from United States

      I am honored to give you this small gift, Shalini :)

    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      8 years ago from India

      'dancing on summer air' - thank you Tom for making it sound so beautiful! We're surrounded by dragonflies, butterflies and moths - and that's the phrase that's going to come to mind every time I look at them fly by!

    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Rubenoff 

      8 years ago from United States

      Thanks, Saddlerider. I've been watching the second hatching of monarchs testing their wings, flying over houses, getting ready. Just amazing.

    • saddlerider1 profile image

      saddlerider1 

      8 years ago

      Dragonflies and Butterflies are two of my most favorite winged insects. Colorful and ingenious flight patterns. Like the helicopter flight of a dragonfly. I watched one on the tire of my SUV as he bathed in the hot sun and his whole body glistened and reflected the beauty of his coat. The Monarch butterfly leaving Canada here to head back to Brazil how do they do it? Simply amazing. Gotta love life:0)

    • Tom Rubenoff profile imageAUTHOR

      Tom Rubenoff 

      8 years ago from United States

      This one buzzed the back of my head with its wings twice to get my attention. I think it wanted a picture taken and a poem written. It made me think about the temporary nature of all things in this physical existence. I sometimes meditate as Buddha instructed, on the fading of all things, but it is one of the latter steps on the ten-fold path. I am just not there yet.

      Thank you, my friends.

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      Raven King 

      8 years ago from Cabin Fever

      Thanks, I will offer them lovely bugs thanks. :)

    • Randy Behavior profile image

      Randy Behavior 

      8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      I was meditating on a dragon fly two or three days ago. I remember thinking in the midst of my chaos, I should stop and admire the sparkling sapphire of his tail and his busy landings and taking offs. And so I did.

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      words cocktail 

      8 years ago from Australia

      :) In Adelaide summer will set in soon....got a feel of it here at your hub sir!!

    • Christoph Reilly profile image

      Christoph Reilly 

      8 years ago from St. Louis

      Hi Tom. The flying insects that we come into contact with on a daily basis are often intricately created little works of art. Thanks for pointing out their beauty with such exquisite words, for we usually overlook these artful little critters!

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