Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Blue-Butterfly Day

Poem by Robert Frost

It is blue-butterfly day here in spring,
And with these sky-flakes down in flurry on flurry
There is more unmixed color on the wing
Than flowers will show for days unless they hurry.

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.

Topic(s) of this poem: butterfly


Comments about Blue-Butterfly Day by Robert Frost

  • Alyssa (9/18/2019 7:53:00 PM)

    I love your potty(Report)Reply

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair(DPN) (5/12/2019 12:44:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem that reminds the childhood running after butterflies(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/11/2019 11:14:00 PM)

    a charming, pleasing and beautiful poem(Report)Reply

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  • Julia Luber (5/11/2019 4:47:00 AM)

    I love how Frost enables butterflies and flowers to kind of become the same 'thing' in one's poetry muddled mind.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (5/11/2019 3:59:00 AM)

    Muse of the Spring!

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Prabir KumarPrabir Kumar (5/11/2019 2:58:00 AM)

    But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
    And now from having ridden out desire
    They lie closed over in the wind and cling
    Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire....
    .......poet......
    Robert Frost(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (5/11/2019 2:34:00 AM)

    A spring day in the life of a colourful creature is the inspiration for an observant write that captures the essence of that day.(Report)Reply

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  • Write your name (3/25/2019 11:52:00 AM)

    First line A
    Second line B
    Third A
    Fourth B
    Fifth A
    Sixth C
    Seventh A
    Eighth C(Report)Reply

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  • Cristina Everson (10/30/2018 10:06:00 PM)

    the rhyme scheme is teza rima.(Report)Reply

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  • ladylee silverio (3/22/2018 8:39:00 PM)

    what is the rhyming of the poem of blue-butterfly Day(Report)Reply

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  • Mark ArvizuMark Arvizu (6/17/2015 11:05:00 AM)

    Only one day..................(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (12/23/2014 4:49:00 PM)

    ..........a blue butterfly on a spring day is a fantastic inspiration for a poem....enjoyed much...(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 12, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, December 12, 2014