Ann Taylor

(30 January 1782 - 20 December 1866 / Colchester, England)

The Butterfly - Poem by Ann Taylor

THE Butterfly, an idle thing,
Nor honey makes, nor yet can sing,
As do the bee and bird;
Nor does it, like the prudent ant,
Lay up the grain for times of want,
A wise and cautious hoard.

My youth is but a summer's day:
Then like the bee and ant I'll lay
A store of learning by;
And though from flower to flower I rove,
My stock of wisdom I'll improve
Nor be a butterfly.


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  • (4/2/2019 4:24:00 AM)

    wonderful poem (Report)Reply

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  • (5/2/2018 3:48:00 AM)

    Amazing poem,it is so interesting that I have read this poem 💯 times n i want to read more (Report)Reply

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  • (4/7/2016 4:06:00 AM)

    And though from flower to flower I rove,
    My stock of wisdom I will improve
    Not be a butterfly.
    Beautiful and meaningful inference. Thanks for sharing.10 points.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 1, 2010



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