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Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Art   1 comment

Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Art — Photo-Artistry by kenne

“Thou winged blossom, liberated thing,
What secret tie binds thee to other flowers,
Still held within the garden’s fostering?
Will they too soar with the completed hours,
Take flight, and be like thee
Irrevocably free,
Hovering at will o’er their parental bowers?

Or is thy luster drawn from heavenly hues,—
A sumptuous drifting fragment of the sky,
Caught when the sunset its last glance imbues
With sudden splendor, and the tree-tops high
Grasp that swift blazonry,
Then lend those tints to thee,
On thee to float a few short hours, and die?”

— from Ode to a Butterfly by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Ode To A Butterfly   8 comments

Sunsets & Yard Flowers September 2012Image by kenne

Ode To A Butterfly

Butterfly, oh butterfly, why do you hide in the shadows? 
Spread wide your wings, let your heart sing
And come dance with me in the meadow

Butterfly, oh butterfly, why do you fear? 
You’ll never stray, I’ll lead the way
Just follow the path, I’ll be near

Butterfly, oh butterfly, have you no hope? 
Drink of the sun, our life’s just begun
Thro time’s hills and valleys we’ll lope 

Butterfly, oh butterfly, dare you to dream? 
On our hearts we depend, shall we follow the wind
And consign to the fates grander scheme? 

Sheri Hockman
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