|Reviewed by Kenny Baez
|Great reverence, belle, as always, for all God's creatures great and small. The butterfly wish should be granted every time.
Just recently, in a small friendly river town near a volcanic lake in north China I have been marvelling at the huge black 'swallow-tailed' butterflies I've been seeing in this unpolluted environment.
I lifted a dying one off the road onto the verge and laid him on a leaf, but no made no wish, just pitied its plight.
Even the moths are glorious here, all flying things except the mosquitoes. Could you love a mosquito? Not I!
|Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
|Reviewed by David Maclellan
|This verse is carried gracefully on the wings of that butterfly. Outstanding piece Belle!
|Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill
|Beautiful story and well written!
|Reviewed by Jon Willey
|Belle, you do this legend and love's compassion their due justice. The butterfly danced in my hand and the desire for love and peace moved me to another level of comprehension in such affairs of the mind and heart. May you too know the place where peace and love dwell eternally my friend. Jon Michael|
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
|You're at your beautiful best here, Belle, tender, wise and deep...this will stay with me.
|Reviewed by Emile Tubiana
|Dear Belle Rouge,
This is a very nice legend, expressed in verses. It reminds me that the Bedouins in my town had similar rituals and my mom used them and she was always successful. Thank you for sharing. Love Emile
|Reviewed by Kate Burnside
|I love both the legend and your poetic remastering of the idea, Belle. When a delicate butterfly lands on me or a tiny moth scampers around my feet in the field, I feel blessed - as if they are both imparting and transferring some piece that is vital to my spirit and well-being. They are nature's healers for certain sure. They indeed carry the weight of souls and yet themselves fly so light... though, perhaps a little flimsily "drunken" - but no wonder with all that ballast on board! :)) Beautified with grace and perception as always, Darlin xx|
|Reviewed by John Coppolella
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Beautifully told, Belle.|
|Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks
|Love the mural, loved the poem.|
|Reviewed by Carole Mathys
|A beautiful and gentle legend, and your poem added to its beauty...
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|This is very beautiful and informative as well. Really enjoyed reading it. J'nia/O'Tara, Mohawk sister.|
|Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
|That is a beautiful legend and poem........Morgan|
|Reviewed by Christine Tsen
|Very lovely poem!
At my sister in law's gravesite, I had hundreds of butterflies released, hoping to send wished for her eternal joy and peace. She was so in love with all things Native American.
|Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
|My great great great grandmother was Cherokee
I think that makes me 1/32 (???)
So I found this very interesting and enjoyed it and glad you posted it
and will keep a personal copy of it.
Who Knows, we maybe related!!!
|Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
|Belle, I loved this informative poem. You know me and the Native American culture..I did know of this legend, but forgot it..Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem and your spirit..
Much peace, love and light,
|Reviewed by Walt Hardester
|As beautiful as the author.......
|Reviewed by Felix Perry
|Loved both the story and intro...never heard this about the butterfly before and can't wait to share it with my granddaughters the next time we are in a garden and a butterfly lands close by.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Native Americans have so many wondrous old legends, and this is a true beauty.|