BUTTERFLY POEMS

Butterfly Laughter
In the middle of our porridge plates
There was a blue butterfly painted
And each morning we tried who should reach the
butterfly first.
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Katherine Mansfield

I Write About The Butterfly
'I write about the butterfly,
It is a pretty thing;
And flies about like the birds,
But it does not sing.
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Louisa May Alcott

Chuang Tzu And The Butterfly
Chuang Tzu in dream became a butterfly,
And the butterfly became Chuang Tzu at waking.
Which was the realâ??the butterfly or the man ?
Who can tell the end of the endless changes of things?
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Li Po

Of The Boy And Butterfly
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John Bunyan

Butterfly.
In the fierce light the butterfly wings free â??
So delicate, and yet so fibred to
Withstand the stress a giant would faint under.

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Robert Crawford

The Butterfly
THE Butterfly, an idle thing,
Nor honey makes, nor yet can sing,
As do the bee and bird;
Nor does it, like the prudent ant,
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Ann Taylor

The Butterfly
The butterfly is perfuming
It's wings in the scent
Of the orchid.

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Matsuo Basho

Butterfly
Butterfly,
I like the way you wear your wings.
Show me their colors,
For the light is going.
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Hilda Conkling

Some such Butterfly be seen
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Some such Butterfly be seen
On Brazilian Pampas-
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Emily Dickinson

The Butterfly That Stamped
There was never a Queen like Balkis,
From here to the wide world's end;
But Balkis talked to a butterfly
As you would talk to a friend.
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Rudyard Kipling

The Butterfly
Look, a butterfly. Did you make a wish?

You don't wish on butterflies.

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Louise Gluck

Defrauded I a Butterfly
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Defrauded I a Butterfly-
The lawful Heir-for Thee-
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Emily Dickinson

Butterfly
Butterfly, the wind blows sea-ward,
strong beyond the garden-wall!
Butterfly, why do you settle on my
shoe, and sip the dirt on my shoe,
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David Herbert Lawrence

The butterfly obtains
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The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
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Emily Dickinson

The Butterfly upon the Sky
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The Butterfly upon the Sky,
That doesn't know its Name
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Emily Dickinson

The Butterfly’s Assumption Gown
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The Butterfly's Assumption Gown
In Chrysoprase Apartments hung
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Emily Dickinson

The Butterfly’s Numidian Gown
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The Butterfly's Numidian Gown
With spots of Burnish roasted on
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Emily Dickinson

The Butterfly in honored Dust
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The Butterfly in honored Dust
Assuredly will lie
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Emily Dickinson

The Butterfly
The butterfly from flower to flower
The urchin chasâ??d; and, when at last
He caught it in my ladyâ??s bower,
He cried, â??Ha, ha!â? and held it fast.
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Joseph Skipsey

The Butterfly In Honored Dust
The Butterfly in honored Dust
Assuredly will lie
But none will pass the Catacomb
So chastened as the Fly -
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Emily Dickinson

Poems About

alone, america, angel, anger, baby, beach, beautiful, beauty, believe, brother, butterfly, car, change, chicago, childhood, cinderella, courage, crazy, dance, daughter, death, depression, dream, family, fire, freedom, friend, future, girl, god, graduation, greed, haiku, happiness, happy, heaven, hero, home, hope, identity, joy, june, kiss, laughter, life, lonely, loss, lost, love, marriage, memory, mirror, money, mother, murder, music, nature, night, paris, passion, peace, poverty, power, racism, rain, remember, respect, river, rose, school, sick, sister, sleep, soldier, song, sonnet, spring, star, success, summer, sun, swimming, sympathy, time, together, travel, trust, truth, war, work,

Popular Poets

John Sheffield (2 poems)
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Popular Poems

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The Finest Age, by Edgar Albert Guest
Le Rossignol [English], by Paul Verlaine
Snap-Dragon, by D. H. Lawrence
The Leaden-Eyed, by Vachel Lindsay
The Road To Kerity, by Charlotte Mary Mew
On And On, by Mathilde Blind