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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!

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  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!

  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.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Thank you for joining me on this venture. After writing this poem with you I am very eager to go see the white butterflies. Maybe I will stand in the midst of them and read our poem. You commented about the butterfly in Native American culture. Did you know the Cherokee word for butterfly is Kamama. Kind of fits doesn't it?

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I like it. I live near a lake called Kalamalaka which means lake of many colors. They should call it butterfly lake.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 2:39:00 AM
    Absolutely so lovely and amazing this is my dear friend, Richard! Excellent in all the way! A very special poem about one of the greatest & most wonderful gifst in this world. Taking this into my fave. TYSM! Kudos to u both my very dear friends! Hugs! Hugs so big! I'll be back. love lots, Leonora

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind words.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 12:45:00 AM
    ohh, love the sensory delight of a babe so innocent, rich... you make me sigh with your vignette style.. whoooo to you and monterey.. :) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette, I enjoyed this collaboration.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 12:12:00 AM
    A gift of butterflies and life. What could be better to end my day.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Mark.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 9:56:00 PM
    Wow, this is stunning work, I loved every single line here!!! Excellent collaboration, Richard, Monterey, you guys rock! Im taking this to my favs.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am Honored Bindu.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:52:00 PM
    This is a special poem...from two special people...I really enjoyed it...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are sweet Donna, thanks.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Thanks so much to all for the wonderful comments. A long day so I will respond in the morning. Hugs to all.

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 7:09:00 PM
    I am not surprised that two of my favorite writers have come up with such beautiful expressions in word, congratulations for a job well done, xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aww thanks Rose!
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 12:13:00 PM
    A really good cooperation from both of you - Have opperert both my eyes today ... should be a little careful with data in a few days :))) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne Lise, I hope you recover quickly.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 11:43:00 AM
    Very lovely poem...the words are all just so beautiful and light. Great job

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2013 8:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen, hugs Rick.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:54:00 AM
    what a beautiful collaboration of words, joint in flight, like the butterfles, they flutter gracefully on the page...lovely write :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2013 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your comment makes me smile.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:53:00 AM
    Another collab!!! You animal you! =D Fantastic, once again, & very uplifting! Incredible!

    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes
    Date: 11/19/2013 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Haven't forgotten. :) I shall when I'm confident I can add something solid to our work.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2013 10:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake, still looking forward to seeing what direction you take our collaboration.
  1. Date: 11/19/2013 10:40:00 AM
    very lovely and touching!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/19/2013 10:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for being the first to comment.