poems by Donald James Dolby
Ode to Summer Jewels
On filigree wings they spin and twirl
Alighting on the bow
Of buddleia blue
They sup and sun
Themselves with wings unfurled.

An everchanging tapestry
Of colours rich and bright
Create a moving halo
A whirligig of movement
Of which I never tire.

Dominated by peacocks
With a dose of cabbage whites
Tortoiseshell and comma too
Fortune smiles - a red admiral
A truly wonderful sight.

These precious jewels of summer days
Bring a tonic so complete
May summer last forever
If this is what it brings
Weaving colours shining on softly silken wings.
Notes :-
August 2013