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Anastasia I-Morn-Gwathren

"A Flower and a Butterfly" by Anastasia I-Morn-Gwathren

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I first wrote this poem ages ago, back when my knowledge of English was a bit, well, absent. Since then I periodically experienced fits of editing and this poem was not spared. So, this is the version 'so far.' Eventually my plan is to write a tiny-teeny book illustrating this poem. Eventually.
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A beautiful flower came to bloom on a glade;

A butterfly came to take rest in his shade.

She fluttered beside him: “Come up, let’s fly free;

We look so alike, after all, you and me.

Let’s fly in the sky and watch sun wake the day;

Let’s let the wind carry us far, far away

To a different land and a different glade –

There under each tree is a different shade.

And then in the night we can watch the moon rise,

Count fire-flies below and bright stars in the skies.

So, what are you waiting for, flower, come on, 

For lovely spring days will be gone before long.”

The Flower replied: “How I wish I could fly!

And sing far above the tree-branches!” he sighed.

But Earth-Mother held tight, refused to let go:

“Your place is right here in the cool ground below.

Not one of my children before ever flew,

And what makes you think I will let go of you?

A butterfly’s life is as brief as a flight –

She flies now but she may fall dead the next night.

 Would be not foolish to fly, laugh, and sing,

When instead you can live again in the spring.”

The Earth could not understand, nor ever know

The feel of the wind streaming through night glow

A brief life of flight often brings one more joy

Than millions of years in confinement destroy.  


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10 Jul 2003:-) Leigh *Shwin* Erickson
I agree with the effortless rhyming that I do! *is jealous* I like this one too! It just flowed to well! And I do relate and understand... yes... awesome!!*smiles*
18 Aug 2003:-) Camorra11
hi! i loved the simplicity of the language of this poem, it was almost like a fable for small children. yet the message of living life to the fullest and taking risks not simply for the thrill of them but because that is the point of living: to live with passion...yes well, enough of my interpretation (you can tell I related!) *off to read more stuff*I just love it when people tell me how they interpreted the things I wrote. It's the best thing for a author.
13 Sep 2003:-) Kristi Washington
This is so great! I love how it all flows together very nicely, plus tells a beautiful story. Keep up the good work!Thank you, I'll try!
30 Oct 200345 The cow
16 Nov 2003:-) Alice Muffin Girl Smith
I’m the Self-Proclaimed Hater of Poems, so I feel dirty when I say things like “held my interest the whole time,” “loved the metaphor,” “beautiful.” Therefore, I shan’t say them. Nope.

Entirely Random Axe-Murderer: You’re fooling no one but yourself.

Quiet, you.
4 Dec 2003:-) Kaykamisch2
I can relate, on two different levels. One especially after doing a research paper on animal cruelty (with factory farming and the fur trade and all), poor little caged wild things. Also my uncle calls me a butterfly, but I feel more like a flower, full of life but stuck in monotony. Then again, that's why I draw and write, to let my soul fly for a bit, even if my body can't. Beautifully written, and screw grammatical errors 12 -K
7 Jan 2004:-) ´Disco´ Vic Alfieri
wow, this is awesome, must read more of your stuff, came over here on reccomendation ( a link) from leigh's page, and just wow. This poem says so much about the nature of things
6 Jul 2004:-) Kevin Smith
This is very touching and a wonderfully emotional poem. I really enjoyed reading it and except for about 3-5 lines before the end this ran very smoothly and professionaly.
21 Jan 200545 Courtney L. McArthur
WoW.. *bows down to you* It just seems so right and you get the message because you're not pausing and trying to understand the structure because it flows so easily.
31 Jan 200845 Avena
i love it. it flows so well and it tells such a good story. i wish i were the butterfly...
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'A Flower and a Butterfly':
 • Created by: :-) Anastasia I-Morn-Gwathren
 • Copyright: ©Anastasia I-Morn-Gwathren. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Butterfly, Dialogue, Fantasy, Flower, Melancholy, Poem
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
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