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Butterfly

Rating: 4.4

The breath of dead man winter’s
Swirling vapors of the frozen -
Forging dendrites in the splinters,
Bringing rains, the rivers run.

Along those swollen banks we stroll,
To take account of winter’s toll -
Eviscerated, but his ghostly grip still lingers
In the frost that splits the soil.

Then amongst last season’s damage,
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Shimon Weinroth 29 September 2008

excellent, wandering with you midst the harmony and disharmony of nature, musical and sonorous tones that would join with Frost

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Ben Gieske 09 May 2007

Felt I was right there with you, thanks to the imagery and detail and I chose to stay with you. Nature is full of wonder - worth the wandering. I like the fact that you used a book as a source. I like to do that.

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Charley60 K 26 January 2007

I enjoyed this write. In every time there is a season. Some seasons bring not so good and others more beauty.....I liked your ending. Take care.

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Sarah Capella Smith 01 October 2006

I like the language in this poem and the theme of a delicate transformation hence the title 'Butterfly', which I love in irony to fact that the language in this poem is so heavy. Beautiful =D ~x~Sarah~x~

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Geoff Warden 21 August 2006

Slendid rite Sir! I can only assume such beauty yet you have painted the perfect picture......

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Nimal Dunuhinga 20 August 2006

Splendid! Kelly your butterfly took me a long journey and I am not tired. What a lovely creature.They are very lucky as in their world no wars.

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Cecil Hickman 01 March 2006

very well written with great flow of words and excellent images. cecil

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Simon Whild 22 October 2005

My favorite passage in this poem is: Along those swollen banks we stroll, To take account of winter’s toll - Eviscerated, but his ghostly grip still lingers In the frost that splits the soil. What marvellous description! It reminds me of Ted Hughes, and I mean that as a sincere compliment! Overall though, a poem of regeneration and hope.

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Norah Comerio 18 December 2004

'little nests defying carnage' - Wonderful imagery! How seemingly insignificant, yet how strong they are in the face of a determined season's tempest.

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Sandra Osborne 08 December 2004

Very nice Kelly. I am in awe.

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