Saturday, May 21, 2011
WHAT'S A BUTTERFLY
SOME OF MY FAV QUOTATIONS AND PROSE ABOUT THE BUTTERLY--
“What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?” [~Roy Rogers]
May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies. [~Author Unknown]
The fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet. [~Paul Erlich]
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
[~Richard Buckminster Fuller]
Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.
The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly.
[~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun]
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. [~Nathaniel Hawthorne]
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." [~Hans Christian Anderson]
Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes. [~Author Unknown]
I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly! Indeed,
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! - not frozen seas,
More motionless! And then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
[~William Wordsworth, "To a Butterfly"]
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. [~Charles Dickens]
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. [~Author Unknown]
It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by.
How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment?
For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone.
That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop. [~Vita Sackville-West]
We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever. [~Carl Sagan]
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. [~Rabindranath Tagore]
I WISH YOU TIME ENOUGH, TO REACH YOUR HEART'S DESIRE WITH LOVE OVERFLOWING AND KINDRED SPIRITS TO SHARE IT WITH !! [DOROTHY HAZEL TARR, ~dht-2011]
SO SAY I----->
DO you have a favorite BUTTERFLY poem, quote, saying, dream, and/or thought?
Any thoughts about the quotes proffered here about BUTTERFLYs?
WHAT does the BUTTERFLY mean to you (if anything)? (ie., change, love, spring, nature, bugs, insects)
WHAT SAY YOU -------> ????