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a butterfly cinquain

By D.L. FinnPublished 2 months ago 1 min read


ripple away

as the sun starts to set

earthly journey almost complete


color bursts of life's memories

lessons captured or lost

most precious gift...

more time


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D.L. Finn

D. L. Finn is a multi-genre author. Her work includes the paranormal, poetry, memoir, romance, fantasy & children books. She is also a blogger, photographer & reader and encourages everyone to embrace their inner child.

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  • Robbie Cheadleabout a month ago

    Hi Denise, your poem is beautiful and speaks to something we all struggle with - time management.

  • Joan Hallabout a month ago

    Wonderful, Denise!

  • Staci Troilo2 months ago

    More time. This speaks to me now more than ever. Beautifully done, Denise.

  • Darlene Foster2 months ago

    A meaningful poem. It is amazing how sitting by water, and watching a sunset makes us all so mindful. Time is indeed a gift.

  • Karen Ingalls2 months ago

    Absolutely beautiful! The words, the photo...perfect!

  • Jan Sikes2 months ago

    So beautiful, Denise. "color bursts of life's memories...." That says it all!

  • eden2 months ago

    Your poems always inspire, and I agree time is so precious, especially when we have little of it left. eden

  • Pat Garcia2 months ago

    Excellent reflections of a life well lived looking back at the moments experienced. Shalom aleichem

  • Gwen Plano2 months ago

    Beautiful, Denise. "lessons captured or lost" -- the moments more precious as they disappear. ❤️

  • Harmony Kent2 months ago

    Denise, this is so beautiful and evocative! It made me feel peaceful just reading this. Bravo 💕🙂

  • Allie Bickerton2 months ago

    This was so pretty! Time is such a gift! 💕

  • John W. Howell2 months ago

    A true gift. More time. A beautiful poem, Denise

  • Priscilla Bettis2 months ago

    This is a beautiful poem. Sunsets are beautiful, and I wished they lasted longer. The sunsets of our lives aren't always beautiful, though they can be.

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