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Winged Kisses

Bright and blue the dainty butterfly was Kissing each flower “hello” as she passed Gently landing on their blooms without pause She scurried carefree, till enough nectar she’d amassed Raised in captivity in Georgia’s butterfly pavilion This sapphire wonder had never seen a storm She mingled with other captives vermillion All were colorful, but the blue one surpassed the norm How could she know that Jeanette favored butterflies? Or that my dear friend had but three months to live? Can you imagine Jeanette’s surprise When a butterfly landed on her arm with a kiss to give Now when I go to the butterfly pavilion I recall well that special day when my friend smiled Jeanette’s home was decked out as a butterfly cotillion And she danced to her death like a flower child The joy it brought to see so many species Reminded her of the butterflies adorning her home A butterfly’s kiss is much gentler than a bee’s Even those held confined in a garden’s glass dome
*Entry for Gail’s “A Butterfly’s Trail of Kisses” contest By Carolyn Devonshire, March 31, 2012.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2012 12:31:00 PM
    A touching heartfelt poem Carolyn.I remember once you mentioned this butterfly pavilion in one of your comment in my butterfly poem.

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 5:27:00 PM
    So lovely Carolyn. Worthy of the first place it won. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/13/2012 6:24:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in the absolutely beautiful contest Gail sponsored "A Butterfly"s Trail Of Kisses" Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 4:41:00 PM
    Nice personification! I loved the butterfly farm i went to in England! Congrad's on your win! Light & love

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 3:08:00 PM
    Congrats Carolyn on your super win, was sorry to hear about your trip cancellation, sending my love, vie

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 12:45:00 PM
    xongrats Carolyn on a magnificent write and win for a tremendous visual delight luv.. enjoy..

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 12:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your super win Carolyn well done xx

  1. Date: 4/12/2012 12:19:00 PM
    Congratulations Carolyn!! on your win!!! Well Done!! big huggss,love deb

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 2:51:00 PM
    I've been to one of those places, forgot where. Spectacular! Hope Jeanette went to butterfly heaven. Luck in the contest. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 12:18:00 AM
    My goodness. I'm not often brought to that place where words bring a misty veil to my eyes, but this has that tender quality of rememberance I so enjoy. The local Monarch cotillion (soon) will bring this back to memory. - Chuck

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 4:26:00 PM
    wow, you took the contest theme to a new level, Carolyn. VERY clever and touching poetry. Sure to score high! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 9:48:00 AM
    beautiful piece, my friend - and se touching about your dear friend

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 7:10:00 PM
    A delicate delightful poem! I enjoyed reading this. - Gail

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 6:19:00 PM
    Reads like a winner..There is surprise and wonder when at the butterfly garden in Callaway's ...Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by.Yes, sometimes life is just to hectic to enjoy nature but sometimes we make our lives to hectic to enjoy just a few minutes each day...Sara

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 5:56:00 PM
    Oh truely endearing...and reminds me of the one in Raleigh where I took my mother a few years back...I remember the blue ones...giants...thank you for all that you are doing in this life...bless you my friend, love deb...good luck in the contest :)

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 5:22:00 PM
    This is simply the best poetry you have written in a long time Carolyn! I just love all the kisses given and how free the butterflies are to roam about within their glass dome! I hate it that they only live 3 months, with all their beauty that they bestow and their grace that they show! I really enjoyed your poem that I have read this evening! I honorably love your write my friend! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 4:14:00 PM
    Beautifully written Carolyn.... I will remember this poem next time I see a butterfly : )

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 3:27:00 PM
    Lovely poetry Carolyn, a beautiful butterfly often reflects the beauty of a soul in the light, hugs my dear I hold you tightly in my heart, vie

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 3:15:00 PM
    Wonderful piece that sores higher then the butterfly's that you write about here. Always love reading you and always wishing you the best in life. Love Michael

  1. Date: 3/31/2012 2:09:00 PM
    I am gonna sit down with some herbal tea and have a Carolyn Devonshire evening of poetry tonite...I just wanted to let you know!....I have a lot of catching up to do I noticed...Isn't life so busy....I want to slow down the hands of time to enjoy the good stuff!! I love you, lady!! Please soup me and let me know how your physical well-being is....I have been thinkin; bout u for some time and even asked a poet a month ago but she didn't respond... :) I didn't want u to think I was being a nosey nose! :)