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August Visual Poetry Prompt

Don’t flutter by this prompt. Post your poems in the comments below.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


24 thoughts on “August Visual Poetry Prompt

  1. Small Variation

    Butterfly is a halo effect.
    The B word lands on one’s lips.
    It becomes hope and triumph.

    One should take a closer look.
    Not all butterflies are born equal
    or fly in resurrected freedom.
    Some are more splendor in looks.
    Some are midiocre at best.
    Some are just ugly moths die trying hard.

    Butterfly is a spectrum.
    Butterfly effect lies in the small details.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | August 7, 2021, 6:53 PM
  2. I am a Viceroy
    leaving milkweeds to Monarchs
    See the black line across my wings

    A thing about Monarchs
    they feed on milkweeds
    making them toxic
    and perhaps why they are
    the king of farts

    Is there such a thing as
    vegan lactose intolerance?

    Imagine coming into the world
    filled with rage
    so intense from your cocoon
    intent on surviving
    with every beat of your heart
    then you become a beautiful butterfly

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | August 6, 2021, 7:32 PM
  3. A flashing warning
    alight in Halloween colors
    I taste bad so go away

    But to my eyes
    that feast only of your reflected glory
    you are indeed a splendid feast

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Chris Clarke | August 4, 2021, 7:40 PM
  4. Oh, King of bugs
    You reign over distance
    May you reign forever more

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Catherine Penafiel | August 2, 2021, 3:34 PM
  5. A Haiku Bart …

    “Witty Butterfly”

    singing butterfly
    decrees, have my wings and fly
    join me in the sky

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by ivor20 | August 2, 2021, 7:39 AM

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