The Butterfly Stroke

The Butterfly Stroke short poem

A beautiful butterfly sits on my palm,

Radiating the brilliance of its colors,

Shades unseen, unfathomable…

I am so mesmerized; I close my other palm on it to make it my own.

I peek through the void created by my fingers, to see, the shades dissipate, colors vanish and what’s left of it,

Stuck on my palm, just sands of time…

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Archana Kamath

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I am an ordinary girl with extraordinary dreams. A self taught artist who seeks freedom of expression through art,crafts and words. Bold and unassuming with the ideas and technique,I derive inspiration from a childlike point of view of things around myself. I write and paint in the absence of hesitation brought by non adherence to social logic and influenced debates.I write about my trysts with pain,love,joy,freedom and the journey of it all. My relationship with poetry is at its charming beginning, a quest with thrilling ups and downs. And my experience with writing is like Robert Frost rightly quoted,‘Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.’
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Mirages that delude us into imagining what is not – Archana captures that feeling in this short poem . Brings to the mind the phrase “Small is Beautiful’.

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