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Betty

Rating: 2.8

You can see the sandhills from our new room.
Butterflies
live in the sandhills
and lizards
and centipedes.
If you keep very still
lizards will think you a stone
and run over your lap.
Butterflies’ liveries
are scarlet and black.

They drive chariots in air.
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Terry Craddock 29 March 2015

Yes also read the novella, also loved the child mind revelations, some exquisite unique lines, I also agree with Kim; the poem 'Betty' deserves a much higher rating. I shall vote it 10. Butterflies’ liveries are scarlet and black. They drive chariots in air. People in the chariots are pale as dew— you can see right through them— but the chariots are made of gold of the sun. Such wonderful flights of fancy are surely worth a 10+++

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Kim Barney 29 March 2015

Surprisingly, I was able to make it all the way through this almost-novella, and was even intrigued by the workings of the little girl's mind. Strange, but fascinating, and deserves a much higher rating than the 5.4 out of ten given by the 54 voters so far.

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