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To Birth a Butterfly

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Seymour Tabin
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To Birth a Butterfly

I brush these words of quality.
With aim and colored subtlety.
To mist a mind within a rhyme
And paint a butterfly in time.

As pretty as a catchy tune.
Or the acme of a boon
It clothes the air with filigree.
To make in time a tapestry

I say I only write for me.
But thatís not true as you can see.
The true that shows within each next
Looms and flows within the text.

And though I try and try and try.
I cannot write a butterfly.
For in the mind and human will
Only fantasy fills the bill.

So here I lie in acid lime.
To paint a butterfly in rhyme
© Copyright 2003 Seymour Tabin - All Rights Reserved
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Sey, me thinks that if anyone could write a butterfly, it would be you.
These lines are too cool...

I say I only write for me.
But thatís not true as you can see.
The true that shows within each next
Looms and flows within the text.

Nice morning read Sey, hugs

I must have had my momma's will
and Gods Amazing Grace...

I'm a survivor....
(Reba)

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Seymour, friend, you certainly make them
appear in my mind's eye.....     


Hugs from
Ethel
Janet Marie
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Oh I must protest my darlin prophet Sy ...
I am the proof of this poem's innocent lie.
I can attest that your rhymes color the sky,
for you turned this moth into a butterfly.





*ww*

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Y'gotta love the Moth's fly-by-writes...

Sy...don't forget to visit the new forums!  Wouldn't want to miss ANYthing....

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Seymour~
How beautiful to read your 'brush of thoughts' this day~
*Huglets* to you dear poet~
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Duncan
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'And though I try and try and try.
I cannot write a butterfly.
For in the mind and human will
Only fantasy fills the bill.'

Sorry Sy, I disagree
The butterflies, do flit for thee!  
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You've a wonderful mind and your poems ever inspiring. I always see beautiful butterflies whenever you speak of them.

Enjoyed, Pat

  

..without surrender, be on good terms with all persons..
        "Desiderata"

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I wonder where you get thoughts sometimes, to write for us
Margherita
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When thoughts dance like butterflies in our minds they always give birth to beauty, as you have done.
Margherita
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Your words flutter down the page like that of a butterfly.  

Enjoyable read.


Sunkissed.
VAS
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howsomeever, you often do write a metamorphosis, that is certain. I loved this section most!

And though I try and try and try.
                        I cannot write a butterfly.
                        For in the mind and human will
                        Only fantasy fills the bill.

Whether on the shoal or on the shore,
I'll seek the lighthouse evermore.

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(smiles) Oh Seymour, this is gorgeous, sweet friend, you indeed are a true butterfly who flitters withn wings of grace and I think you paint wings on so many poets hearts! (big hugggsssssss) This is gorgeous, sweet friend, God Bless You, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Seymour, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

Seymour Tabin
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Gentle Spirit
You are kind, thank you.

Ethel
Hugs back dear friend.

JM,
You sure brought a puff of smoke out of Randy with that stanza.
WWRS

Sunshine,
Thank you dear and I will.

Marge,
Thank you sweet, so glad to see you posting again.

Duncan,
don't mind the disagree, thank you my friend.

Pat,
You are a sweetheart.

passing shadows
Mostly in dream land. LOL

Margherita
Nice thought, thank you.

Sunkissed
So glad you enjoyed.

VAS
I thank you so much.

Noah,
Always enjoy your comments.
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Such a beautiful write Sy1
Just to let you know...I'm here, late but here.

Tomorrow there will be tea.
~Hugs~

~ Trace my body with your words..
And in doing so, you touch my heart. ~

Seymour Tabin
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Nancy,
Darlin never doubted you would be here, tea tomorrow.
Corinne
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Sey,

Good one about the struggle with words.

Cor
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Cor,
Exactly, thank you dear.
KoKo
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I am trully amazed at this. Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL poem!! If ever there was a masterpeice this would be it.

I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.
--Chang Tzu

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I think quite a few of the flutterbys in my stomach get caused by wonderful poetry like this Sir Sy

          
~* Carpe' Diem *~  

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painted on each shoulder
butterflies inked in skin
pink for my girl,
blue for my boy,
free spirits of the wind
Seymour Tabin
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Sharon,
Thank you dear girl and I did check the box.


KoKo
What a beautiful comment, love ya.

inkedgoddess
Pink for a girl, blue for a boy.
Aenimal
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beautiful seymour
Seymour Tabin
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Aenimal
That could not please me more, thank you.
Martie
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Sy...I know you give my heart a fling
for you can make a butterfly wing.

 
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