Amy Jackson

Writings 2006

Butterfly Sea

to the sea of need
one can only at last offer hope

and hope consists
of the seeming futility of offering up beauty
to the gaping want-hole of wounds so deep
to offer always the butterfly
to the boy soldier in Flanders
for so many over-fought inches

to offer him the rose of Spring he remembers amid blasts

to lift him briefly
to lift him always from the trenches
with a sea of butterflies


Amy Jackson
© June 25, 2006


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