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Dreams in Color

Smother me

in Greenpeace sleep

your autumn kisses

returning soon

delving into

Indian Summer

as the Monarchs return

golden orange treasures

take flight

as the Forests spread their

big, green hands wide

scattering color spots

flickering dots

seeking an autumn sky

the climate wheel spins…

Monarch majesty soars

pulling my shadowed soul

into the glory of their flight

promising an unfettered fall

and dreams of vivid color

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26 thoughts on “Dreams in Color

  1. I love the Monarchs! Sadly, we don’t see too many of them here, but it’s always a treat when I spot one. And I, too, am eagerly awaiting Fall … anything but this dreadful humidity!!

    • Debbie, we used to have so many Monarchs that migrated through here. Over time, it seems their numbers are decreasing 😦 I believe it is caused by the destruction of the forests for building. Yes, we could all use some nice, fall weather!

    • Thanks so much. Sadly, it seems their numbers are decreasing year by year as they migrate through our area of Texas. I can remember one year, not terribly long ago, and they were just everywhere. I remember being out in the country surrounded by all these beautiful butterflies. I’m hoping to see more this year 🙂

  2. This reminded me of a trip many autumns ago–we stopped at a Kansas rest area at dusk and made grilled cheese sandwiches on our camp stove. On the way to the restrooms, we saw a tree entirely covered with sleeping monarch butterflies, probably in the midst of migration to somewhere. I will never forget it. Beautiful poem, thanks for sparking that memory. 🙂

    • Thank you, Joan. That is a wonderful memory. One year they came through here, and there was so many of them. When you see them in such large groups it is breathtaking. I have several lantana plants ready to greet them this year 🙂

  3. Ahh…this is beautiful, Lana. A celebration of autumn to come. The Monarchs seem amazing. Still enjoying the height of summer though in the crazy heat of Florida where I’m on a break with my mother. Loving it but glad I live somewhere with seasons! Oh, never heard of Jim Croce before and love it. Thank you for sharing. 😀

    • Thank you, Annika. The Monarchs are absolutely amazing. I know Florida is hot, it’s pretty much the same where I live, only less humid. Jim Croce is one of my favorite artists. .His songs are beautiful. 🙂

  4. In September as we transition into fall, this is a poem to get one thinking about the grand rhythms of nature — a lovely poem that asks one to contemplate a while. And most of us need more contemplation.

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