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One Thousand White Butterflies

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One Thousand White Butterflies

Soft walls undulate like liquid steel
Metamorphic pulsations
Iridescent glow
Spiritual guides
Ushering departed souls

Rippling contractions
From cocoon-like womb
Bringing forth new breath
Replenishing blown out candles
Eyes scrunched
Painful cry
Drowned out by the rustling
One thousand butterflies taking flight

Soaring
Luminescent 
Snowflake-like beings
Spreading their light

Within the night
Eternity is born
A baby raises his tiny fists
Mother's tears turn to joy
Floating heavenward on delicate wings
Announcing
Beating
Singing
A child is born

Written with Monterey Sirak.
Thankyou for letting me join you in flight!

For SKAT's butterflys amongst us contest.

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux

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  1. Date: 8/26/2015 8:31:00 PM
    Such vivid imagery in this extraordinary poem. I enjoyed it very much!... Congratulations to you both on taking the top spot!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/27/2015 9:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated Kelly.
  1. Date: 8/26/2015 8:56:00 AM
    Richard, Beautiful poem, very visual.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/26/2015 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks James.
  1. Date: 8/22/2015 9:35:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/26/2015 9:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Edward.
  1. Date: 8/19/2015 8:03:00 AM
    congratulations! What a beautiful depiction of the cycle of life... ;0, jill

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/19/2015 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It was actually the birth of Christ that was depicted. Thanks for commenting Jill.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 10:34:00 PM
    Morning Richard...many congrats on this winning beauty...such powerful imagery and breath-taking metaphors *******(:heers,

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/19/2015 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tbang.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 1:15:00 PM
    very lovely sublime write congrats hugs 7

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/19/2015 8:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Shadow.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 1:12:00 PM
    Such beautiful imagery...spectacular Richard. Congrats on a great win

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/19/2015 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Much appreciated David.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 1:01:00 PM
    Dear Richard, what a fabulous write!!!! Adorable and awesone!!! hearty congrats on the great win!!! 7!!!! .......love, Anu:-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/19/2015 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anu, hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 8:06:00 AM
    Blinded by the white - congrats on your win

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/18/2015 10:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David. ;0)
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 6:01:00 AM
    My whole being just sighed and settled into the chair....there is nothing I can say but...W O W !

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/18/2015 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a wonderful response, you just made my day.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 3:47:00 AM
    Wonderful collab Richard, congrats on ur first place win with this superb write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/18/2015 7:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Upma, this one is a personal Favorite.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 2:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win my friend..

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/18/2015 7:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Silent.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 12:30:00 AM
    :) Congrats on your top win with this sweet write, Richard. This collab with Monterey is really precious. I'm so proud of both of you.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/18/2015 7:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, it feels surreal reading this one again. I was imagining the birth of Christ when we wrote this one. It all started with Monterey talking about this conservatory filled with white butterflys.
  1. Date: 8/18/2015 12:14:00 AM
    Richard, a wonderful collab, breathtaking imagery. Congratulations on your butterfly win. SKAT love

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/18/2015 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, this pleases me that I can share this win with my friend Monterey. Thanks for choosing it.
  1. Date: 5/29/2015 12:02:00 PM
    Wow, how beautiful, the images, the sentiment, the pure joy! Love it!! Hugs, Rhonda

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/29/2015 8:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rhonda.;0)
  1. Date: 12/12/2013 11:14:00 AM
    This screams at your mind to wake up and take note; a beautiful piece by you and Monterey Richard!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 5/19/2015 8:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A belated thanks FJ. This was our first collaboration.
  1. Date: 11/28/2013 7:29:00 PM
    Wow...so deeply metaphoric and breathtaking...:)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/28/2013 7:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Karen, I'm pleased you like it.
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Oh yes, this is something every mother to be should read. Absolutely beautiful, my congratulations to both of you on the birth of this masterpiece. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 10:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard, you are kind my friend.
  1. Date: 11/22/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Your word choices were enchanting, as was this beautifully crafted poem. Excellent work, Richard, and kudos; enjoyed it very much :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/22/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Chan.
  1. Date: 11/21/2013 7:48:00 AM
    so so so fascinating with good mental expressions..... Splendid and adequate for a sound mind. This gave me more light to my soul and has stimulated a self- expression from me, serving as the fuel to my outburst.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/21/2013 8:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a wonderful expression of appreciation for our work. Thanks.
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