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Wednesday, April 7, 2010



I only wanted to hold it a moment
Before it took flight
I had gazed at it often
It had brought me such delight,

It's amber and black wings
So vibrant and light
Flitting from flower to flower
Hour upon hour
In the bright sunlight,

Then so cautiously I approached
Afraid to breathe
Afraid it would leave
It seemed to sense my eyes so intense
It became so very still,

I reached gently to hold it
No, it wasn't to be
We cannot capture beauty such as that
It must not be kept selfishly
For it was made by gentler hands
For all the world to see.

Nancy Ellen Crossland


  1. Very pretty, whimsical scene and a lovely poem! I've never been able to understand butterfly nets.

  2. Beautiful picture and poem Barbara, thank you.

  3. Boy, did I misinterpret this poem! I thought of an amber and black-winged goldfinch, not a butterfly! Thanks, montucky, for pointing that out to me!

    Thank you, Kate! :)

  4. Lovely, never mind bird or butterfly, it's great.

  5. Oh, thank you Jonie! I feel better now! :)

  6. Beautiful and almost Victorian as in an old-time Victorian postcard. Beauty to behold and not to capture. :)

  7. Oh, thank you Anna! I appreciate your comments! :)

  8. Beautiful! I like the poem also.

  9. Hi Mike! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comment! :)

  10. That photo looks so dreamy... I imagine that if I could have such an entrance to my house, my life would be perfect! The poem is also beautiful :)

  11. Great image Barbara. Beauty is a wonderful thing to share.

  12. This is great. Will share it with some of my dear friends.

  13. Such a beautiful image and poem you got there Miss Barbara! The vintage effect of the artwork captures the tranquility of the poem's message. This is a good example of literature and artwork in harmony. This is what I agree of with the others in terms of choosing the appropriate page background design in their social medium account, as an example Twitter. The page design should be relevant to your post. There are many designs to choose from anyway. A range of choices from "cute twitter backgrounds", "hot twitter backgrounds", to "retro twitter backgrounds" and many more are being introduced and a lot more has been created.

  14. Thanks for visiting Nicole!


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