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Song of the butterfly

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Song of the butterfly

 I went to the garden to await my guest
Who will come with the beauty that silence suggests
Its' visit  though cherished will not be long
In silence I stand  for the beauty of  its  song

It was getting late and it  had yet to arrive
It seemed from this melody I would be deprived
But then  I saw something  from the corner of my eye
It was the fluttering symphony of an ebony and gold butterfly

I watched   as  it  moved to and fro
My eyes dancing to the rhythm of  its flow
Then up and over the trees  it  flew
And then  it  disappeared out of view

But  the echo of its melody lingered awhile
Then floated on the wind for miles and miles








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  1. Date: 9/26/2013 10:01:00 PM
    wow, this is a beauty I must have somehow missed in your collection. Congrats. I love it.

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 5:39:00 PM
    what a lovely poem...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 4:35:00 AM
    Congrats. Morgan

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 12:52:00 AM
    Congrats on the win in the contest, Joseph

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 9:15:00 PM
    lovely win , Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 5:18:00 PM
    Joseph,, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my Any Poem Goes contest. Exactly what I was looking for, SIMPLE-PLEASING & BEAUTIFUL- teasing the reader with such awesome imagery. If you'd like:-) stop by my latest poem ""In The Stars"" OR my latest blog! " Animal Cruelty " at -----> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15953&PoetID=18720 **LINDA

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 9/26/2013 5:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for my placement in your contest Linda
  1. Date: 9/19/2013 12:19:00 PM
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 7:01:00 AM
    A nice description of your silent guest. Too bad they don't like to hang out more often.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 9/18/2013 8:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David....