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Butterfly Pavilion

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Butterfly Pavilion

Nestled in hills of Pine Mountain, Georgia
Butterflies thrive at Callaway Gardens
Pavilion filled with cornucopia 
Vibrant beauties are captured on the lens

Floral-filled setting surrounded by glass
An international mixture abounds
Each majestic beauty in its own class
Flittering, fluttering, flying around

Magnificent magenta and sapphire
Flaunting deep purples and vivid yellows
The Lord blessed each with stunning attire
And they seem to be such carefree fellows

Pavilion visitors stand in great awe
Marveling at creatures without a flaw


*entry for PD's Butterfly contest.

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  1. Date: 10/21/2011 6:57:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "any old butterfly poem" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/20/2011 9:35:00 PM

    beautiful Carolyn. many congrats.

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 11:55:00 PM

    Very nice Carolyn. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 8:24:00 PM

    Carolyn, CONGRATULATIONS~ and thank you for the support in my butterfly contest,..p.d.

  1. Date: 10/15/2011 8:01:00 PM

    Great unique approach on this. Congrats. Carolyn, missed you. Love,Vie

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 6:04:00 AM

    Carolyn one of my favourite things in life ,a butterfly , real or just a pin. Great poem and well written.Anne

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 9:31:00 PM

    The Lord DID dress these butterflies in a stunning attire. If u only knew how crazy I am about butterflies! Lovely poem, Carolyn. Thanks for your kind words on Sitting In This Cold Metal Chair Where the Lord Has Placed Me. I am sending it to a nursing journal for publication as requested by my fine arts professor. :) Working on judging the Easter Contest! Whoa! This is a DIFFICULT TASK!! Blessings! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 4:29:00 PM

    i did bet on this, carols; how scenic can this get! congrats to your on the high win with my hugggs! :) nette

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 2:22:00 PM

    I too have been to Butterfly houses, quite strange places> Congrad's on your win and thanks for the memory! Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 11:24:00 AM

    Good to see you in the top ten Carolyn. Congratulations on your worthy poem in tenth place honor. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 7:59:00 AM

    Many congratulations, my friend : )

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 6:51:00 AM

    Cogratulations on the win in the contest of Sara, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 4:57:00 AM

    Congratulations for your win Carolyn in the contest "Sonnet Me" sponsored by Sara Kendrick. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 3:09:00 AM

    Congrats Carolyn on your super win in the contest Sonnet me .Love, Gautami

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 11:39:00 PM

    Coming back here to congratulate you, Carolyn :) beautiful sonnet and also wanted to thank you for my 2nd place in your contest, that was the nicest surprise :) hugs-- btw so glad you enjoy all those writes by Wilma- she sure is amazing with the crazy challenges I give her ;)... the philtrum is actually that groove or indentation between the nose and upper lip ;)

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 6:05:00 PM

    I knew this magnificent sonnet would be in the winners circle, Carolyn. Many congrats. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 4:26:00 PM

    Enjoyed reading your creation of a sonnet for my contest..I thought that this might be you but was not sure..Sara

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 5:40:00 AM

    Awesome Sonnet, Carolyn! Butterflies are heavenly creatures! Best of luck in Sara's contest!...Love, Gert

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 5:00:00 AM

    Our local science center has a similar butterfly exhibit from time to time that my daughter likes to visit. You can spray your finger with sugar water and the butterflies will come to suck it off. Fun poem, Carolyn!

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 1:18:00 AM

    Sweet! My friend's father used to own a Butterfly Pavilion in Myrtle Beach! Nice Job!

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 4:32:00 PM

    Awesome writem Carolyn! Very vivid in colors! Good luck in the contest. Thanks for your kind comments on my latest. I'm doing a little better, but now back to where I'd like to be just yet. I felt robbed of something inside me, and although I'm better, it's still somewhat disturbs me. Thanks for caring! Love, your friend, Caroline.

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 5:46:00 AM

    I saw a similar pavilion - forget just where now. This is a beautiful piece. Last two lines are so true. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 4/10/2011 12:50:00 AM

    Just sent you soup mail!

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 9:34:00 PM

    It is a beautful butterfly,my friend.I really felt as I visited your Callaway Gardens.A great entry for the contest.

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 2:05:00 PM

    It sounds great. Love, Vie.

  1. Date: 4/9/2011 12:36:00 PM

    Carolyn, I especially like the second and third stanzas here with awesome imagery depicting the butterflies fluttering around so colorfully. I think I read of this tourist attraction one time when I was studying lesson plans to teach tourist spots to my students. What a great way to do the sonnet contest!

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 8:36:00 PM

    Wonderful butterfly Sonnet!I think you mentioned about it at my butterfly poem page,Carolyn-kash

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 3:14:00 PM

    Wow this is an eye filled write loved it.If you don't drink coffee I'll put on a pot of tea.Thanks for being a kind and sweet friend.Not braging but won in Carol's hat contest.~LOTS OF LUV~Teresa

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 1:58:00 PM

    Absolutely beautiful! Carolyn. I can see them so perfectly. Top-notch, sonnet. Sure to be at the top of the winners circle. To answer your question - I live most of the year in Canada and part in the US. used to have a place in Florida and boated in the Gulf of Mexico. We now have a place in NC where I am writing to you from now. I will be here until Easter and then back to Ontario, Canada. bfn. Lainie

  1. Date: 4/8/2011 9:52:00 AM

    What a joy to see all those butterflies Carolyn. You have captured their presence wonderfully in your words. I so love the little flutterbyes. Good luck in Sara's contest. Have a lovely weekend....:)

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