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  Butterfly
by Richard Rydon
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Butterfly


Cold, dark decaying chrysalis,

Encrusted, crinkled, withering;

Green crawling caterpillar dead,

Suspended on a spindle thread.

 

Released in warm enduring June;

         from black entombment

         thence ascends

         an emergent rainbow

         butterfly.

 

But close your eyes, and count to three,

And cycle through Ecology

Another ton of DDT!

And what have you left — but Eternity?

                . . . . . . .

 

I found her once upon a time

above the Earth’s technology;

Visitor of another age—

Of innocence and happy days.

 

The spring-gliding fluttering thrust

Of her virgin wings—

Kaleidoscopic dust.

Born of the Summer,

A broach for the sun;

Corridor of colour to follow and run.

 

Nature’s firework frail and light,

Quivering momentarily as if in fright,

Then Catherine-wheeling

         in mock-mockery

Over some rough-hewn rockery.

 

Oscillating in silent keys

Like a sine-wave through the breeze;

Catching sunlight at every turn,

Shimmering lovely …

Look and learn.

                . . . . . . .

 

New image of the Life of Christ,

Returning in a blaze of light.

Joyful radiance of Easter day;

The Resurrection mystery …

Power to sustain and overcome,

Transforming pain and death

         and doubt

Into a new tomorrow.




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Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 7/1/2009
Great! Beautiful are part of a song in Texas, Bull frogs and Butterflies-they both been born again. Good message uniquely written.
Peace&Grace,
Sharon
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 11/12/2008
Butterflys doe transform from death to life and are a symbol of mine that are a favorite since my hubby Tom died on Aug 17 07. I put a yellow one on his grave. I saw a blue monarch fly by my shoulder and land at my home steps and it stayed awhile an fluttered its wings and that was Tom's spirit saying he was alright, Cause it was the day I came back home from his memorial service. I have written a poem about it too. Tom's litle yellow butterfly.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 10/3/2007
A butterfly is very spiritual.

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The Oortian Summer (Kindle)

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The Palomar Paradox: A SETI Mystery (Kindle)

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Matter, Energy and Mentality: Exploring Metaphysical Reality (Paperback)

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A Golden Fuchsia-Laden Girl (Hardcover)

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A Golden Fuchsia-Laden Girl (Paperback)

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