drew us away
from grief at dusk
as a courteous host
draws his guest
into the light
offering drinks
and conversation.
Who would want
to escape
such grace?
Only a moth
with a broken wing.


Poem © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More The Whirligig #291
More Writers’ Pantry #45 at Poets and Storytellers United


Posted on November 8, 2020, in poetry, Poets & Storytellers United, Sunday's Whirligig and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Vivid images for your season change, there is gratitude and contentment therein

    Happy Sunday



    Love those first lines, especially. And knowing summer toasts will come back like a butterfly. The days are closing in but it’s record breaking warm here in VA still.

  3. I like the answer to who would refuse such an invitation, “only a moth… with a broken wing.”

  4. That light and grace would heal a moth’s broken wing.

  5. The ending broke my heart a little. Let’s hope the moth finds peace and healing in the fall.

  6. Beverly Crawford

    I was swept along in the pleasant moment ….. until I got to the moth with the broken wing!

  7. I am so impressed with how you took seemingly random words from the challenge and transformed them into magical poetry.

  8. Beautiful writing! I am thinking the moth is not so much wishful not to escape as unable to (with that broken wing).

  9. I always have had that memory of moths and butterflies having such a short life as their draws to a close and finding them fluttering uselessly on the ground slowly dying. Your ‘Grief at dusk’ is the best way to descibe it.

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