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Beautiful Blue Morpho

Oh gorgeous blue butterfly from Peru, My daughter's gift she brought back cased in glass, You cheer my heart each time I gaze at you. Your life cut short, it is a shame, alas, Yet you live on eternally you see Because forever in your case you keep And I will pass you down to family. Into their hearts too, your beauty will creep. In my mind's eye I see you soaring free Within the forest flora where you roam Flitting flower to flower happily, You have a place of honor in my home. You remind me that after death's cold claim Your tiny spirit still retains its flame. 10-4-19 ~Second Place~ Writing Challenge, October - Butterfly- Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Dear Heart- Wiishkobe Ode 

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Date: 9/5/2020 8:10:00 PM
Connie, dear Connie, yet another fave that has me fighting back the tears. I think the blue morpho is my favorite of all the butterflies so I was naturally drawn to your sonnet. But then your poetic and philosophical heart comes out to bring comfort... "You remind me that after death's cold claim Your tiny spirit still retains its flame." That is what anybody wants after they have journeyed to the next world, to be remembered as a spirit whose flame still burns. Gorgeous, wonderful fave ~ John
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Date: 12/17/2019 4:59:00 AM
A beautiful sonnet, Connie, congrats on your win. Hugs, John
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Date: 12/16/2019 7:07:00 PM
A beautiful, sad sentiment, story well told but difficult to live for sure. Congratulations for this fine penning.
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Date: 12/16/2019 5:28:00 PM
I remembered this one Connie, thanks for entering this beauty, a well deserved second place!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 12/16/2019 7:06:00 PM
Thank you very much John. I wasn’t sure you had seen this before. I really appreciate my second place with all the beautiful entries you received. Mele Kalikimaka! xxoo
Date: 11/17/2019 8:49:00 AM
A lovely write Connie. It reminds me of a place called Butterfly people in PR. They created breath taking art work from butterflies.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/17/2019 2:19:00 PM
Butterflies are such a colorful gift. They bring joy to the heart that enjoys their freedom of flight. Thank you very much. : ) xxoo
Date: 11/3/2019 3:26:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats Connie:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/3/2019 12:33:00 PM
A beautiful sonnet about a beautiful creature. It will forever be beautiful for you in it's display of glass. Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 11/1/2019 2:33:00 PM
Butterflies' lives are so short that preserving them in a case allows you to share their beauty with future generations. Your sonnet has a very nice meter and you allowed us to see the Blue Morpho through your eyes. Beautifully done, Connie. A fave for me and surely a winner. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 10/30/2019 12:25:00 PM
Belated congrats in the contest Connie, this is a stunningly beautiful sonnet, a fitting form for the stunningly beautiful butterfly!
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Date: 10/27/2019 1:32:00 PM
May I read it again, please?) By the way, I found out the name of the butterfly: Morpho peleides
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Date: 10/26/2019 6:20:00 AM
Oh, this is such a lovely sonnet ... so different, like the blue butterfly from Peru, Connie. Ty for also giving us a portion of your daughter's love. Fantastic poetry. This sweet cup of autumn morn poetic tea soothes the soul. Love and more love always.
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Date: 10/23/2019 1:57:00 PM
Hi Connie , what a heart warming touching poem - I had to fav. this beautiful write. This wonderful blue butterfly from Peru ' In my mind's eye I see you soaring free ...... You have a place of honor in my home.' 'You remind me....... retains it's flame.' - what a creative, well crafted poem. Kudos Connie my friend. Hugs, Jenny.
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/24/2019 4:34:00 AM
Thank you so much Jennifer. I have not been able to be here at Soup because Yahoo is closing down my group and I am very busy trying to save all my photos. I so appreciate the fave and your sweet comment. xxoo
Date: 10/22/2019 7:51:00 AM
It is heartening to know that a lifeless butterfly is still capable of inspiring such a delightful poem, Connie! That is why your final line gains extra meaning: "Your tiny spirit still retains its flame". Belated congrats on your win. Regards // paul
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 10/24/2019 4:34:00 AM
Thank you very much Paul. xxoo
Date: 10/20/2019 7:32:00 AM
This is lovely Connie. The butterfly is one of my favorite things and especially blue ones. Very nicely done. God Bless, JB
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Date: 10/19/2019 6:59:00 PM
Very nice work, Connie. Truly, a thing of beauty is a joy forever. The beauty of it, brought alive in our mind’s eye serves to provoke and remind the generations, for we are doomed when we forget.
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Date: 10/19/2019 3:08:00 PM
Congrats on your high placement in the contest Connie. This is superb. Thanks for your visit. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 10/18/2019 4:45:00 AM
Hi Connie, this is such a beautiful write that sings from a golden heart, painting such a beautiful image within the mind. Beauty ever goes on to touch many hearts as do your beautiful words. Words to touch the soul, Connie. I love the content of this wonderful sonnet. A fav. Congratulations on a much deserved win. Have a wonderful Friday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 10/16/2019 7:56:00 AM
Such soul in your words, Connie, The poem, truly as beautiful as the butterfly itself.
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Date: 10/12/2019 9:29:00 AM
Dignity and beauty in Death.
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Date: 10/12/2019 7:38:00 AM
Even in death there is beauty...lovely Connie
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Date: 10/10/2019 10:39:00 AM
Connie, What a refreshing Sonnet. Your daughter's wonderful gift shared down through the ages now. The Blue Morpho reminds me of the movie "Papillon" with Dustin Hoffman. Though I don't know why. -Richard
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Date: 10/9/2019 4:57:00 AM
Superbly crafted my friend Connie...Congrats on your marvelous win...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 10/8/2019 10:27:00 PM
So lovely, Connie. Beautifully written. I have read your reply to Chris. kudos to your daughter for doing a great job. Congratulations on your well deserved win.
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Date: 10/8/2019 7:25:00 PM
Connie congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this wonderful poem!
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Date: 10/8/2019 10:49:00 AM
What a memorable closing couplet, Connie! Love it! Here's to a winner in the contest. Warm wishes, Gershon
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