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Enlightened understanding

Updated on September 24, 2015
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Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.

A fragile butterfly flits effortlessly across the meadow

Its opaque wings deftly flickering over fields of yellows, oranges and reds

Searching perhaps as it slips gracefully across the gentle currents of air

My mind lost in the endless summer days of my youth

Enjoying the moment when everything imagined was real


Yet, from the west, another comes forth to survey this quiet field

Like two lost souls they converge, neither one hurried

There they float, eyeing one another, silence between them

Enlightened, I realize that their reality lies at this very moment

They see no need to invest in the formalities


Time holds no authority as they dance together

They are forever bound from this moment until eternity

Alas, I cannot help but think of the similarities

Every soul searches for a paring

Every life an endless love

Beauty in Flight

Butterflies are amazing creatures and bring a natural beauty to the world around us. The Peacock butterfly is found in Asia and Europe (Top Picture.) The Glasswing butterfly has transparent wings and is found in Mexico and South America (Middle Picture.) The Monarch Butterfly (lower) is the most common North American species.

Butterflies have been imbedded into writing, mythology, tattoos, various types of paintings, murals, and used as a positive symbol in advertising, print media, and as part of collage-type combinations. It's one of those symbols which just makes us feel good and think positive thoughts.

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