There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
— Buddha

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3 Butterfly Poems to Make Your Heart Flutter

3 Butterfly Poems to Make Your Heart Flutter

The magical lives of butterflies have long been a topic of fascination among scientists and artists alike. How could we not be enamored with these lovely creatures who inspire us with their beauty and amaze us with their power of transformation? 

Take a moment now to contemplate their elegance and mystery with these poems.

The Dream of Chuang Tzu by Arthur Guiterman

In life there's naught
That's true, but Thought;
The Things we build on do but seem,
For Ear and Eye
Will cheat and lie.
The World of Sense is all a dream.

I dreamed: Air-free,
I seemed to be
A Butterfly. The fragrant bower
Was my delight;
In vagrant flight
I wavered on from bud to flower.

I had no thought
That made me aught
Than what I seemed in Nature's plan- 
The Rose's guest,
The Swallow's quest.
I woke- and found myself a Man.

Yet- was I then
A Man of men
Who joined in dreams the insect clan?
Or now am I
A Butterfly
Who merely dreams that he's a Man? 

Two Butterflies Went Out at Noon by Emily Dickinson

Two butterflies went out at noon
And waltzed above a stream,
Then stepped straight through the firmament
And rested on a beam;

And then together bore away
Upon a shining sea,--
Though never yet, in any port
Their coming mentioned be.

If spoken by the distant bird,
If met in ether sea
By frigate or by merchantman,
Report was not to me. 

Advice to a Butterfly by Maxwell Bodenheim

Aimless petal of the wind,
Spinning gently weird circles,
To the flowers underneath
You are a drunken king of motion;
To the plunging winds above
You are momentary indecision.

Aimless petal of the wind,
Waver carelessly against this June.
The universe, like you, is but
The drowsy arm of stillness
Spinning gently weird circles in his sleep. 

What's coming up for you when you read this?

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