Queen Butterflies In Pima Canyon   Leave a comment

An October 31st posting four years ago. — kenne

Becoming is Superior to Being

Queen butterflies In Pima Canyon — Images by kenne
(Click on any of the images for larger view in a slideshow format.)

NATURE, POEM 7: THE BUTTERFLY’S DAY

From cocoon forth a butterfly
As lady from her door
Emerged — a summer afternoon —
Repairing everywhere,

Without design, that I could trace,
Except to stray abroad
On miscellaneous enterprise
The clovers understood.

Her pretty parasol was seen
Contracting in a field
Where men made hay, then struggling hard
With an opposing cloud,

Where parties, phantom as herself,
To Nowhere seemed to go
In purposeless circumference,
As ‘t were a tropic show.

And notwithstanding bee that worked,
And flower that zealous blew,
This audience of idleness
Disdained them, from the sky,

Till sundown crept, a steady tide,
And men that made the hay,
And afternoon, and butterfly,
Extinguished in its sea.

— Emily Dickinson

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Posted October 31, 2018 by kenneturner in Information

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