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

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

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

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

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

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

The butterfly obtains
But little sympathy
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Emily Dickinson

The Butterfly upon the Sky

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

The Butterfly’s Assumption Gown

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

The Butterfly’s Numidian Gown

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

The Butterfly in honored Dust

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

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