Treasure Island

Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

The Butterfly That Stamped


There was never a Queen like Balkis,
From here to the wide world's end;
But Balkis talked to a butterfly
As you would talk to a friend.

There was never a King like Solomon
Not since the world began;
But Solomon talked to a butterfly
As a man would talk to a man.

She was Queen of Sabea--
And he was Asia's Lord--
But they both of 'em talked to butterflies
When they took their walks abroad!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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