gaze and gasp at
incredible are the
jeweled journeys of
orange and spotted,
rest. Rapt rugrats
uplifting wings of
Yes! Ours! Our
Notes: This poem is my first abecedarian, an ancient form of poetry, of which Psalm 119* is an example. An ABC by Chaucer is a 14th century abecedarian. Older abecedarians had whole stanzas for each letter. Modern ones often have each line start with a different letter. I was inspired to write one by Margaret Simon and her students at Reflections on the Teche.
The butterfly is Vanessa Virginiensis, commonly called an American Lady.
*”This blessing has fallen to me…” Psalm 119 (abecedarian with stanzas starting with letters of the Hebrew alphabet).
Writing hint: I hunted in my spelling dictionary at times for just the right word. I only used one word from it. Can you guess which word?