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Creative Writing - An Ode to a Butterfly

Here I share my MindMap and thought process to writing My Ode to a Butterfly poem in 2019 An Ode to a butterfly


Find pictures that stimulate your visualality.


What words or phrases do you associate with butterfly?

  • joy hope optimism

  • Swarm a kaleidoscope

  • Guidance and sign of hope


  • Embrace all changes a major symbol of transition

  • Look at life in a carefree lighthearted way

  • Freedom carefree something good

  • Personal transformation

  • At the time of your life


  • Symbol of happiness – good luck

  • Follow you in the future

  • New life, fresh start

  • Spirit or soul of a loved one or individual nearby

  • Deep and powerful


Think of writing as Simile / Metaphor / Alliteration and Assonance


Version 1

An ode to the yellow butterfly.....

Its gentle wings like angel's flight

Glistening in the sun a pure delight

An angelic symbol a beautiful soul

Deep and powerful brings joy and hope

Joined by its friends in a Kaleidoscope

Bring warmth inside

No longer naïve a new nurturing niche

Version 2

An ode to the yellow butterfly.........

Its gentle wings like angel's flight

Glistening in the sun a pure delight

An angelic symbol a beautiful soul

Deep and powerful brings joy and hope

A yellow warmth inside the Kaleidoscope

No longer naive new nurturing niche

Representing freedom to be carefree

Embrace changes in life personal transformation

A new life, a fresh start

Follows me into the future


Final Version


An ode to the yellow butterfly.........


Its gentle wings like angel's flight

Glistening in the sun a pure delight

An angelic symbol a beautiful soul

Freedom, a new life, a fresh start, hope

Embracing personal transformation

A spiritual being light and free

Flutters around the garden searching

Blooms of all colours offer a place to rest

Closing its wings an arch of beauty

Swiftly dancing around with friends

Leaves a trail of magic like wishes in the wind


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Debbie Crouch

Creative art for all ages and abilities. - Let’s share the beauty of creativity

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