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Flight Of The Butterfly

Slowly walking the path of life, winging with challenge, joy, and strife. I came upon a butterfly, floating, flittering in the sky. So lightly gliding through the air, I came to a stop, just to stare. Created with such symmetry, designed to live a life so free. Like a butterfly’s flight in wind, harder at first than in the end. Life is seen by our perception, If not aware, by deception. Like butterflies, go with the flow, We’ll be shown what we need to know.

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Date: 1/14/2022 10:20:00 AM
A sonnet about a butterfly, nice. Harder at first than at the end, nice line. Also your humanistic touch at the end is nice. Good job.
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/15/2022 10:13:00 PM
Thank you for the thoughtful comments, Miranda; I'll have to read more of your poems. Bill
Date: 1/13/2022 9:15:00 PM
Beautiful from start to finish! Enjoyed the read, Bill, soul uplifting!
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/13/2022 9:58:00 PM
Thank you, Unseeking Seeker. Have a great weekend! Bill
Date: 1/13/2022 8:14:00 AM
Lovely sonnet. Well done from start to finish.
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/13/2022 8:26:00 AM
Thank you, Caren, always good to hear from you. :-) Have a good day! Bill
Date: 1/13/2022 1:32:00 AM
A great sonnet on Butterfly. Your poems are great buffet in which one can enjoy varieties. Wish to read more from you. Kindly keep writing.
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/13/2022 6:05:00 AM
Thank you, my friend, and please keep reading and commenting on them. :-) A poet friend, Bill
Date: 1/12/2022 7:39:00 PM
A wonderful sonnet, Bill. It has wisdom, beauty and charm. :) Evelyn
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/12/2022 7:45:00 PM
Thank you Evelyn. Hugs, Bill
Date: 1/11/2022 6:46:00 PM
Enchanting, Bill. Free as air. I love this poem. Thank you. Take care, Shirley.
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/11/2022 7:32:00 PM
Thanks for the comment, Shirley. Smiles ~ Blessings Bill
Date: 1/11/2022 4:18:00 PM
yep good old Ali!!
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/11/2022 4:59:00 PM
Nothing but smiles! Thanks Andrea, Bill
Date: 1/11/2022 9:35:00 AM
How delightful! Butterflies with their untethered flight make me stop and pause; the heart of your lovely poem. :) Paulette
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/11/2022 3:02:00 PM
Thanks for the visit Paulette, and the comment. Smiles and blessings, Bill
Date: 1/11/2022 3:41:00 AM
Life! in the flight of a butterfly! Simply Beautiful writing Bill! Thanks - Marshall
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Date: 1/11/2022 6:29:00 AM
I try to do my part to bring some praise to nature, Marshall. I'm glad you enjoyed this offering. Bill
Date: 1/10/2022 10:42:00 PM
Butterfly a joy to watch, and so is this poetry, to read.
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/11/2022 6:28:00 AM
Thank you, Harry, for the kind comment. Bill
Date: 1/10/2022 7:10:00 PM
Life linked to a butterfly, nicely done. Blessings
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/10/2022 7:36:00 PM
Thanks Eve, Hugs, Bill
Date: 1/10/2022 6:45:00 PM
beautiful sonnet! thank you for your comment on my poem!
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/10/2022 7:35:00 PM
Your welcome. Thank you for the visit and comment Karen. Have a great day! Bill
Date: 1/10/2022 4:46:00 PM
Your poem was quite outstanding. You brought my attention to the relationship between butterflies and existence.
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/10/2022 7:36:00 PM
Thanks Lasaad, Glad you liked it. Have a great day! Bill
Date: 1/10/2022 11:17:00 AM
Very nice poem with a great message Bill :)
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Date: 1/10/2022 4:16:00 PM
Thank you Heidi, Have a great day! Bill
Date: 1/10/2022 6:49:00 AM
I think the greatest lesson here maybe to understand the butterfly one must not live their life at the speed of a jet airliner.
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/10/2022 8:15:00 AM
Amen Ken, A very challenging change as I approach my 80's ... I still have trouble slowing down and living moment by moment. Smiles and blessing, Bill
Date: 1/9/2022 11:57:00 PM
Amen, thanx and Happiest of New Years, Bill. Trust the Universe? Shalom, shalom
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/10/2022 8:13:00 AM
Thank you, Anil. May this year be a year of blessing and peaceful hearts, Bill
Date: 1/9/2022 4:01:00 PM
Butterflies are a beautiful symbol of life.
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/10/2022 8:12:00 AM
Thanks for reading my poetry, Sara. I know butterflies are special to you because of the connection to your pop. His spirit was as beautiful as any butterfly I've ever seen. By the way, I really enjoy reading the chapters of your novel. A mysterious and interesting story. Thanks for posting them on Poetry Soup. :-) Bear Hugs, Bill
Date: 1/9/2022 3:30:00 PM
Hi, Bill. I enjoyed your poem. You linked butterflies to life with great interest. Blessing Debra
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/10/2022 8:08:00 AM
Thank you Debra, for reading and commenting on my poetry. Hugs, Bill
Date: 1/9/2022 3:18:00 PM
"Like butterflies, go with the flow, We’ll be shown what we need to know." Delightful poem, Bill; lot's of good advice. I think that if one keeps his focus on God...he will always hear the voice of Healthful Direction. Great read. Thank you.
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Date: 1/9/2022 11:32:00 PM
Thank you for reading and commenting onmy poetry, Joe. Have a great week! Bill
Date: 1/9/2022 10:08:00 AM
i like the easy going philosophy here. Float like a butterfly, don't sting like a bee
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Date: 1/9/2022 10:28:00 AM
Hi, Andrea. Ali made that line famous. Thanks for the visit. :-) Have a nice day my friend, Bill
Date: 1/9/2022 12:45:00 AM
Go with the flow.... ! Butterflies are streamlined that way ! Bill this is a lovely poem connecting life and the butterfly !
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Date: 1/9/2022 1:07:00 AM
Thanks Valsa. I think butterflies inspire the gypse lifestyle. Have a blessed day my friend, Bill
Date: 1/8/2022 9:16:00 PM
Hey Bill….beautiful creatures, beautiful poem! Hope you are happy and healthy today. Debx
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Date: 1/9/2022 1:05:00 AM
Thank you, my poetry pal, Deb. Health and Happiness, Bill
Date: 1/8/2022 6:53:00 PM
surely butterflies were made to teach us something... Your poem has a nice flow and message. Especially liked the closing couplet :)
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/8/2022 7:41:00 PM
Thank you P.S., for your comments. Butterflies as everything else in nature is there for a reason / lesson for us humans. :-) Have a great day! Bill
Date: 1/8/2022 5:33:00 PM
We need to be as trusting s the butterflies when the trust the wind which way to go. Nicely penned dear poet, thank you for sharing, God bless :)
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Bill Baker
Date: 1/8/2022 5:51:00 PM
Thank you for the kind comment, Rose. Blessings ~ Smiles Bill