By Ralph Stott
Off to the
The butterfly rules the Buddleia
The purple emperor butterfly, rules over all the Buddleia surveys.
Having just a little luxury
Having to myself, just a piece, a little luxury affords.
ancient carp drinking
by its shadow
....finding the truth
.......lost for words
From the editor--It is a pleasure to announce that Ralph Stott is June’s Poet of the Month! He is a talented writer accomplished in a variety of forms, specializing in short verse. Readers at Whispers enjoy his work. He was our Activity Editor in April, sharing his Twister form to for us to try and enjoy. He shares thoughtful comments to encourage others at our online journal. What a joy to present him with this honor.
Thoughts on Ralph‘s Creative Verse--I have long admired Ralph’s ability to capture so much in a few words with wit and style. I asked him to share some of his short poems for this honor. I’ve selected a variety of his wonderful pieces in four forms for your enjoyment. I know you’ll agree with me that his creativity shines in these poems.
Congratulations and thank you Ralph! I appreciate all you do and have done for Whispers.
Karen O’Leary, Editor