Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

Rookie (10.6.1938 / India)

The Butterfly And The Lark - Poem by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

The Butterfly and the Lark (Shakespearan Sonnet)

Much like a painted picture taken flight,
With wings wearing yellows, pinks and blues,
A butterfly on Flora did alight,
His thirst to satiate with nect'rous juice.

Admiring him, upon a nearby tree,
Behind the foliage-screen a lark did hide.
The former froze with fear when, suddenly,
The ominous bird with oggling eyes he spied.

'Too small a prey I am; do pity me'
He begged. Then came a song-like sweet reply:
'Feast enough for me has been your beauty;
I've had my fill; for food no need have I.
But, whilst I sing, will you not display
Your glorious hues in all their bright array?

Comments about The Butterfly And The Lark by Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu

  • Spock The Vegan (1/14/2015 10:20:00 PM)

    Nice rhyming. Excellent! (Report) Reply

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  • (12/26/2008 9:03:00 AM)

    Hi Dr.Tulsi
    Thanks for the invitation. I found this poem very beautiful and rythmic and a good ending-the butterfly didnt get ate. real good. over ten but I, m limited.
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  • (4/7/2008 3:28:00 AM)

    Completely captivating. A lovely poem story.

    Warm regards,

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 7, 2008

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