Elusive Light

Butterflies, in delicate dress,

Yellow, orange, ebony tinted,

Dance, weaving flirtatiously

Amongst flower petals

Ablaze in scarlet and lavender

In our sun-drenched garden.

Monarchs and painted ladies

Enticed by the light.


Moths, creatures of the night,

Sombre in smoke shades

Of beige, taupe and gray,

Buzz, bump and batter

Against glassed panes,

Yearning for the light.


People, diverse ages and origins,

All together but separate,

Gathered on a subway platform,

Eyes shifting to the dark tunnel


Searching for the light.

-Eleanor Kidd-

Note that a collection of Eleanor’s poems is available for purchase in Jamieson’s General store in Port Sydney