(I wrote this on May 19, 2010. Once I did, I was amazed at all the butterflies I was seeing in the backyard. And the first one that landed nearby may well have been a zephyr!)
Sailing along with the zephyrs of spring --
Angular butterflies, cascading wings
Swept up in scents, so bewitching a haze
Lilacs' nepenthe -- in backyard I laze.
Watching a dancer dart, lovely to view
She measures her yard so loyal and true
Mowing a green sea with heavenly touch
Nature awakens in blissful new brush.
Vocal vehicles hum, swerve and flow
As a terse eastern detour makes them all slow
A curious black kitten jumps down on a mouse
While handicapped seniors remain in their house
Their spirits are soothed by the breezes of life
Reminds them of days they were carefree -- no strife.
The cottony blossoms of dandelions fly --
Abundant projectiles to launch at the sky
Summer is simmering somewhere beneath
A moribund mystery written on leaves.
Bikini girls so brightly frolick with glee
Evicting those shadows in their spritely spree
The buzz of birds billows in waves all around
A chorus of currents like a rippling sound.
Enjoy while you can, all the zephyrs of spring
You may get a tan -- welcome to summer's sting!