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The Rose and the Butterfly

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The Rose and the Butterfly

Oh plump pink rose from heaven
my tiny butterfly heart dances

How humble am I in this garden of delights
just to drink in your beauty!

In your presence I sigh and sit and
watch you in this June morning..

Open your virgin bud as pink as 
the blush on an angel's cheek

Your petals as soft as the kiss of evening
how sweet your fragrance - so intoxicating..

That I find it hard to balance on this leaf
as my heart grows giddy with your scent..

More enchanting than any nectar in heaven
I bow in your presence and pray to be noticed..

So I may sit near you and feel your softness
grant me a moment to alight 

So I may lie close to you and drink
in your loveliness

Before an angry breeze
tears you apart

And carries you away from me
scattered petals crying 

Floating far far away
with no trace of your existance..

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  1. Date: 5/10/2009 10:28:00 PM
    very wonderful indeed! =) jeremiah

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 11:42:00 AM
    Valerie, I just happened on your poetry & am sure glad I did! love this airy, cottony soft sweetness! jmg

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 10:32:00 AM
    Hi Valerie, very lovely and wonderful poem. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Ernilando

  1. Date: 1/28/2009 11:59:00 PM
    Wonderful poem!Thanks for sharing.So vivid and beautiful

  1. Date: 1/28/2009 12:59:00 PM
    Lovely lovely...a poem to brighten up the day, Valerie! Thank you! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 1/28/2009 11:55:00 AM
    Simply lovely! The imagery of the butterfly speaking to the bud is clear and delicate and beautiful. Love the flow and couplet style here. Michael