Nature’s ballerinas

Nature’s ballerinas
Pirouetting prima donnas
Celebrating and wooing
Lovers hovering


In the limelight
For a short while
Life being transient
Albeit shiny bright


Intricately designed
Colored wings divine
Maker’s palette
Ever so sublime

Flickering coquettes
Sucking nectar giddily
Life span’s hourglass
Overturning shortly

 Lessons in living
No point in grieving
Give joy, live to hilt
No sighs, only highs

 The butterfly is a flying flower,
The flower a tethered butterfly.
~Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrunno

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.  ~Rabindranath Tagore

Butterflies are self propelled flowers.  ~R.H. Heinlein

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.  ~Author Unknown

The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.  ~Attributed to George Carlin
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.  ~Richard Bach


(butterfly pictures are courtesy MohanK) 


2 Comments for: “Nature’s ballerinas”

  1. Bina
    Love the words you have put to my pictures. Can I spread it around? – MM

    Submitted by Master_Mind on April 14th, 2010 7:01 am
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