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Butterflies and Buttercups

Updated on April 21, 2011

The Green Green Grass

Oh What do I See

Green green grass, rolling hills asunder,

glorious days filled with wonder.

Treading the path of many before me

gazing the horizon of ones who adore me.

Friendship and love are ours to offer,

many so sad and are forbidden and suffer.

But taken out of context, can disaster avoid,

those hidden meanings, lovers destroyed.

Butter cups and daisies, along with the clover

compliment their world, the world over.

Mother and child, so warm and pure,

father's strength, a mother adores.

Companionship comes and goes,

but like the weather nobody knows.

What will befall you, love you my friend

Friendship, more than marriage, to the bitter end.

Now butterflies and buttercups, friends or foe?

beautifully growing, cocooned and so slow,

that one day a tremble can be heard as

butterfly boldy flying, wings of beautiful colours, never scared.

Butterfly remembers the friend he once knew,

the friend is his eye, not out of view,

for buttercup shared many a dance,

holding up butterfly, saving him from chance.

This green green grass of home, nurture and truth,

lasts a life time if left to grow, alone and with hoof.

These trodden, sodden blades of grass are content,

to keep the cows, lying flushed in soft lament.

Now think of your childhood, let you thoughts fly high,

comfort and nourishing food, with friends to try.

Loving nature as we know it best,

butterfly and buttercups, friends supported by zest.


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    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Sofs, Eiddwen,

      Happyboomernurse, and thoughts 220 thank you all so much for leaving me such lovely thoughtful comments. I adore butterflys, they are always a reminder of spring. x

    • thoughts220 profile image


      7 years ago from India

      It gave me such a nice feeling, something I would have facing the early morning light. The imagery was splendid, filling up the details and the rhymes were amazing. The tales of love, friendship and your take on life was blended really well with the story of the buuetrfly and the butter cup. And if i can add, the writing and the pictures, together, make this piece so very adorable.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      I missed this when it first came out but am glad I found it today. The butterfly photos are stunning and along with the poem make this hub lovely and uplifting. Thanks for sharing it.

      I also enjoyed the photo of the baby friends wearing sun hats.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      A great poem and thank you for sharing.

      Take care


    • sofs profile image


      7 years ago

      Oh bluestar, so many questions in there.. is the buttercup a little shaken ??.. as the butterfly sits the buttercup does shake only to be steadied again.. beautiful and thought provoking!!

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi Bobbi, butterflies ahh it is so sad that they have such a short lifespan, because they always make me smile, I love the colours. x

    • BobbiRant profile image


      7 years ago from New York

      Lovely poem and lovely pictures reminding me that spring is just around the corner. We went to a butterfly exhibit once in a botanical inside garden and I loved all the butterflies landing on our shoulders. It was wonderful. Some of the prettiest creatures ever.

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      My darling Epi, I could really do with you to be the mirror on my wall, then every morning I could look at you and smile, you could keep my spirits high with your beautiful sentiments, and last thing at night I could blow you a kiss. xx

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Ahh Dear Prince, how are you my friend. As ever a beautiful comment sending encouragement and support my way. Thank you so much. x

    • epigramman profile image


      7 years ago

      ....well you're the most beautiful buttercup (by far) here at Hubpages and you write like some kind of poetic butterfly ....... and the epi-man is in a trance!!!!!

    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 

      7 years ago from Arlington, TX

      You have butterflies in England? I never knew.

      They are one of God's majesties. But for a brief time they grace our existence.

      Well done my "Over The Big Pond" friend.

      The Frog

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi Foss, how are you keeping? Thank you so much for passing by again, lovely comment as always. Last year I didn't see many butterflies, but judging by the amount of catterpillars I have seen this year there should be loads on show.

    • Fossillady profile image


      7 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      It's that time of year when we finally get to see them again and free our thoughts with the fluttering of their wings!Thank you for sharing your love of butterflies, Blue*

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      tumblintumbleweed, thank you again for just being you, and for your encouraging comment as ever. Such much beauty in the flap of a wing. I adore butterflies. x

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Leelee so glad I could cheer you up with this little nonsense poem. Why are you down my dear friend. Send me a private e:mail you know I am only a keyboard away. x

    • tumblintumblweed profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful.......butterflies,such peaceful creatures!

      Thank you for sharing! voted up



    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      Netts: This poem cheered me up and that is just what I needed. Truly it is beautiful. Submit your works...

    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      7 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Hi b. missed you, I thought you must have been away, as I kept popping across to see you. Thank you for your comment, encouraging as ever.

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      Wow, we were both thinking Butterflies. I had just finished a Hub Poem on them and decided to pay you a visit...I've been away for a few days...Anyway, I Loved yours. What a wonderful, soft and gently expression of Spring and Love of Butterflies.


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