Rainbows and Butterflies

Heartfelt poems to comfort and inspire

by James E Griffiths


Book Details

A warm and heartfelt litany of poems

Rainbows and Butterflies is a compilation of poems written to capture moments of clarity in a world that often is overcome by distraction. To set aside these moments in a way that is indelible; written for the ones I love; I have assembled these to share and minister to those who have these feelings, but not the words, to speak to the matters of the heart. It is not unique in human terms; but in the kinship that binds us together in love. We are so different... yet very much the same.

Some people journal to understand and archive their experiences, feelings and dreams. I write poetry. Each poem is hand crafted to amplify and clarify those events that touched my heart over the years. It is my hope they will touch your heart as well.

No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead he puts it on the stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Luke 11:33

I pray that these will light your way.


Book Excerpt

Rainbows and Butterflies

Early one morning,
To the west there appeared,
A rainbow so glorious
It beckoned a tear
God hung this huge art work
From the heavens on high
For all that would see it
Could smile and then sigh
A reminder of promises
To care and to love,
For each who believes
Sent straight from above.
This rainbow so beautiful
You couldn’t help but to stare,
So massive and brilliant
Nothing man made compares.
Later that day,
While tending our garden,
A butterfly danced
Midst the lilac laced garland
So fragile and delicate
It floated and flittered,
With a purpose and fancy,
From nearby to hither
I thought of the glory
Of these things that I’ve seen,
And how God can build rainbows
And butterfly wings.


About the Author

James E Griffiths

James E Griffiths an episodic poet, married to Barbara for over forty years, she is the catalyst for most of what he writes. Writing poetry since his teens, he continues to hone these skills and capture those moments that touch your heart and soul. Jim has two sons and seven grandchildren; they too inspire his poetry, the first in a series of recent pursuits



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