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Ode To The Butterfly

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Lorraine Nisbet
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0 posted 06-03-2000 08:20 PM       View Profile for Lorraine Nisbet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Lorraine Nisbet



Oh!  The butterfly
he flutters all day,
he roams the skies
with some delay.

He alights on trees
fences and roses,
to whatever attracts his fancy
he will do his poses.

He's up, he's down
he dances with the breeze,
he comes, he goes
and does it with ease.

As I watch him
in pure delight,
I begin to wonder
if he knows his own plight.

For soon spring turns into summer
then summer flies quickly by,
the sun setting early
into a darkening sky.

The butterfly is gone now
replaced by snow,
he will be back again
to put on his beautiful show

~Lorraine~


 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

© Copyright 2000 Lorraine Nisbet - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 06-03-2000 08:26 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Lorraine~
How delightfully your butterfly
flitted across the page.
I LOVE IT !
~*Marge*~


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Dark Angel
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2 posted 06-03-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Oh this is so lovely. Well done.  

He's up, he's down
he dances with the breeze,
he comes, he goes
and does it with ease.

Just wonderful.


 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
(unkown)


tracie66
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3 posted 06-03-2000 08:37 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Butterflies so beautiful and delicate.
Lorraine your imagery in this is great  
Tracie~


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It is the harmony of the universe


Honeybee
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4 posted 06-03-2000 08:41 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Beautiful imagery!  I love butterflies and your poem is just breathtaking!  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
Mike
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Enjoyed your poem.  Was light and airy as the butterfly.
Lorraine Nisbet
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Marge~
So glad you loved it.  This was another fun piece.

Dark Angel~
Thank you.  Glad you enjoyed.

Tracie,
Thank you much.

Melissa,
I'm big on butterflies too.  

Mike,
Glad you enjoyed.

Thank you all.
~Lorraine~

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

Aimster
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7 posted 06-04-2000 08:43 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

LLoraine--

this one just "danced out" on the
page at me. i really liked your
expressions here. great post!

take care!
amy  

 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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~Oh I love butterflies and this poem of yours.   Lovely.
EagleOne
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I have a such a big soft spot for butterflies.   Wonderful work!

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


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Lorraine,
         just a wonderful poem. . . about a wonderful subject. . .

Excellent!!

----------------------------------------------------

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Lorraine Nisbet
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Amy, Spitfire, EagleOne and Sven~

I am so glad you all enjoyed this poem. Thank you very much!

~Lorraine
Sudhir Iyer
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With colourful wings, coy
Spread out in joy,
Fluttering around,
Happiness abound.

The butterfly, he swims,
through the sky,
Rests a bit on each petal that he fancies,
then begins another fly.

As the seasons change,
he disappears into a shell,
Come out he will, in visible range,
When spring rings to him a bell.

~~~~~~
~Lorraine, beautiful words from you inspired me to put something together.... ah, bless the butterfly and thank the poet who puts melody in his moves....

Regards, sudhir.

 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall


[This message has been edited by Sudhir Iyer (edited 06-07-2000).]
Sudhir Iyer
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With colourful wings, coy
Spread out in joy,
Fluttering around,
Happiness abound.

The butterfly, he swims,
through the sky,
Rests a bit on each petal that he fancies,
then begins another flight.

As the seasons change,
he disappears into a shell,
Come out he will, in visible range,
When spring rings to him a bell.

~~~~~~
~Lorraine, beautiful words from you inspired me to put something together.... ah, bless the butterfly and thank the poet who has put melody in his moves....

Regards, sudhir.


 Hey you, out there in the cold,
Getting lonely, getting old, can you feel me?
Hey you, standing in the aisle,
With itchy feet and fading smile, can you feel me?
Hey you, don't help them to bury the light.
Don't give in without a fight.
Hey you, out there on your own,
Sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?
Hey you, with your ear against the wall,
Waiting for someone to call out, would you touch me?
Hey you, would you help me to carry the stone?
Open your heart, I'm coming home....

by Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) - The Wall
Lorraine Nisbet
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since 05-18-2000
Posts 221
Jersey City, NJ USA


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sudhir~

With colourful,coy
Spread out in joy,
Fluttering around,
Happiness abound.

This is wonderful!!
I wish I would have thought of that.  Thank you for saying I inspired you. As for putting something together, WOW. May I ask if you have a title?  

~Lorraine

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

ethome
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Ode is right, very nice musical description of the butterfly and the yearly cycle. I enjoyed every line.
Elizabeth Santos
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The butterfly deserves an ode for her poetic inspiration, and you did it so well
How lovely!
Liz
Irie
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How delightful and refreshing this is!
Oh the sweet butterfly....so light and graceful.
Well Done Lorraine  


 ~Sheri
Lorraine Nisbet
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18 posted 06-08-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for Lorraine Nisbet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorraine Nisbet


Thank you, ethome!

Thank you, Liz!

Thank you, Sheri!

Butterflies are such fun to watch.

~Lorraine

 
A great poet is nothing more....than a discovered amateur

 
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