"Happiness is as 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 ~
~ To A Butterfly ~
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 !
This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
My trees they are, my Sister's flowers;
Here rest your wing when they are weary;
Here lodge as in a sanctuary!
Come often to us, fear no wrong;
Sit near us on the bough!
We'll talk of sunshine and of song,
And summer days, when we were young;
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.
~ William Wordsworth ~
"ACROSS MY DREAMS, WITH NETS OF WONDER,
I CHASE THE BRIGHT ELUSIVE BUTTERFLY OF LOVE."
FLUTTER BY, BUTTERFLY
FLOATING FLOWER IN THE SKY.
KISS ME WITH YOUR PETAL WINGS ~
WHISPER SECRETS...TELL OF SPRING.
"AND THEN THE DAY CAME WHEN THE RISK
TO REMAIN TIGHT IN A BUD WAS MORE PAINFUL
THAN THE RISK IT TOOK TO BLOSSOM."
~ ANAIS NIN ~
"LOVE IS LIKE A BUTTERFLY ~
CHASE IT, AND IT WILL SURELY FLY AWAY.
TRY TO GRAB IT,
AND YOU WILL DAMAGE ITS FRAGILE WINGS
OBSERVE ITS ETERNAL BEAUTY.
EVENTUALLY IT WILL COME AND
REST SOFTLY UPON YOUR SOUL."
~ ROBERT PIAZZA ~
~ INDEX OF PAGES ~
PASSION & ROMANCE
HOPE & INSPIRATION
LAND OF DREAMS
LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
THE BEAUTY OF A WOMAN
Photo of butterfly from one of my gardens :)
~Butterfly~ by NightAngel