Pattern Whimsy     September 11, 2009

finger dipped in ebony ink

stroked against soft scaly gold

pattern whimsical

dots stars ovals stripes

where I would perhaps

mix and match

Creator reveled in precision mastery

each wing image

perfect twin

human eye cannot discern

single error in every mirroring

laughing with childlike delight

God for brief moment thought

reached across expectant universe

gathered summer cloud glimmer

finger now dipped in enamel white

Master Architect adds ivory purity

enhancing perfection

then perhaps forgetting

strength of divine breath

God blew upon inks to dry them

setting monarch butterfly into flight