Chasing shadows

I captured 
this fleeting 
thought —
preserved 
its essence 
in words —
and released
the shadow 
of a butterfly.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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11 Responses to Chasing shadows

  1. I like the imagery of the elusive thought, captured and then released . Is the shadow describing the thought or describing the elusiveness of the thought? Please forgive my lack of understanding here, I truly enjoy your work. It means a lot to me. I’m earnest in my question.

    • Jen E Town says:

      Is the captured thought the butterfly?

      • The butterfly references the true beauty of the moment and its shadow the lingering afterthought. When I write poems, I feel as though I am only capturing a fragment of time, the sense of a sense before it’s gone. Hopefully this makes sense 😉 Thank you for your apt question! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
        Cheers,
        Tyler

      • Jen E Town says:

        Thank you for your answer to my question. Very very kind. Wonderful answer. I understand much better, thank you.. Your heart felt and exquisite poems and pictures are a tremendous blessing to me.

  2. chyfrin says:

    i remember the Lost Planet Butterfly

  3. Mmmmmm…. Butterflies. One of my favourite metaphors.

    What a powerful stroke you’ve painted pairing it with shadow.

    Lovely. 🙂

  4. amy747 says:

    Reblogged this on bluegrayeyes and commented:
    Wow

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