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The Genesis Of The Butterfly
by Victor Marie Hugo

The dawn is smiling on the dew that covers
The tearful roses; lo, the little lovers
That kiss the buds, and all the flutterings
In jasmine bloom, and privet, of white wings,
That go and come, and fly, and peep and hide,
With muffled music, murmured far and wide.
Ah, the Spring time, when we think of all the lays
That dreamy lovers send to dreamy mays,
Of the fond hearts within a billet bound,
Of all the soft silk paper that pens wound,

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Song
by Amy Lowell

Oh! To be a flower
Nodding in the sun,
Bending, then upspringing
As the breezes run;
Holding up
A scent-brimmed cup,
Full of summer's fragrance to the summer sun.

Oh! To be a butterfly
Still, upon a flower,

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Slow Dance
by Anonymous Works

This poem was written by a terminally
ill young girl in a New York Hospital.
It was sent by a doctor -

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Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain


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A Caterpillar
by Matsuo Basho

A caterpillar,
this deep in fall--
still not a butterfly.
Translated by Robert Hass

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Foxy Foxtails
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

On hot field days they wave to the flowers,
And matching grasshoppers climb their stems,
As pink butterflies visit in the lazy hours,
While their sly namesake doesn't notice them!

Frequently a chorus of crickets can be heard,
As they sway gracefully under Moon and Mars.
When beauty is spoken without a single word,
Like a distant sound of summer night guitars!

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Foxy Foxtails
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

On hot field days they wave to the flowers,
And matching grasshoppers climb their stems,
As pink butterflies visit in the lazy hours,
While their sly namesake doesn't notice them!

Frequently a chorus of crickets can be heard,
As they sway gracefully under Moon and Mars.
When beauty is spoken without a single word,
Like a distant sound of summer night guitars!

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The Purple Attraction
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

at long last the time has come
when beautiful lovers meet
the scent of deep purple blooms
calls to butterfly

on wings of gold black and blue
wafting irresistibly
to the vivid fragrant source
in days of honey


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Butterfly Kingdom
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

down in the meadow
flowers bloom in all colors
and butterflies reign

sunshine monarch bliss
in emerald blooming grass
lovely moon tonight

prismatic hued flight
days of golden rhapsody

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The Eyes of Wonder
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

the
meeting
of cat and
blue butterfly
though not expected was long awaited
green eyes drift to the tip of its own nose
in hushed stillness
and the guest
to blooms
flies

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A Butterfly Interlude
by Evelyn Judy Buehler

To a park of blooms graced with charm,
Dancing butterflies came in swarm,
Whose flight seemed synchronized in grace,
In every hue they waltzed in space!

Then as one graced each waiting bloom,
Fragrant as the twilights of June,
And they paused there for endless hours,
As though waiting for moonflowers.


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