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Haiku (Butterflies)
by Butch Howard
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Butterflies are free to fly
But soon they fly away..."
-Sheryl Crow


Why do we love them?

Fragile creatures of the air

Painted so brightly

 

Touching blooms lightly

Silent spirits of the breeze

Softly moving us

 

Fluttering alone

Their brief time with us cherished

Lighting up our lives

 

Are they metaphors?

Winged symbols of freedoms light

Flying colors true

 

Messages from God

Whispered from above the clouds

Saying…I love you
 
 
 
 

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Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 3/5/2007
Butch,

Your gossamer haiku is superior, and I am particularly blessed, as the butterfly is my logo.

'Messages from God
Whispered from above the clouds
Saying...I love you.'

Beautiful as a baby's sigh..

Bless you, Rhonda
Reviewed by A PAX 12/28/2006
Beautiful..........especially the last


Messages from God



Whispered from above the clouds



Saying…I love you

perfection
pax Anita
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 11/14/2006
A Haiku chain, each as delicate as the butterfly they represent, ethereally winged with light and air that almost lifts them off the page and lets them dance... God's gift from the heart, I agree, Butch.
The metaphor of those perplexingly beautiful creatures is multitudinous and so lovingly captured by your sterling pen and truly majical graphic. Oh, this gives me butterflies!
Love,
Taylor
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/14/2006
This is a lovely gift all around. Thank you for sharing it, Butch. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/14/2006
Beautiful...reminds me of the song Butterfly Kisses, delicate creatures and beautiful. I always thought they were a bit mystical.
Blessings,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Martin Hebert 11/14/2006
Butch..great poetry..fantastic pic..

martin
Reviewed by J M 11/14/2006
Butch this is so beautiful thank you!
Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/14/2006
Butch ...

To paint such beauty within the parameters of a rigid structure is clear evidence of poetic insight and discipline. Well done!

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg



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