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Why make so much of fragmentary blue
In here and there a bird, or butterfly,
Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,
When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?

Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet) –
Though some savants make earth include the sky;
And blue so far above us comes so high,
It only gives our wish for blue a whet.

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If It’s Not Too Much Trouble

I want one –
Perfect one, far left,
Bottom row.

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Barren Branch

Midst of life,
Among all the green,
A deadness.

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Beauty That Flies

Men may fly,
And color their planes,
Ne’er matching.

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Trouble – photo by Miriam Wickett at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nqWRoas/vegetable+stand

Barren – photo by Sandra Cunningham at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mBZDf6i/Dead+branch

Beauty – photo by Kevin Tuck at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nCsE4X0/Butterfly

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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And In Many Seasons

In the spring,
Two flowers in bloom –
Daffodils.

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The Bright, The Black

Rare picture
Both sun’s light, night’s dark.
Two beauties.

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Who Sees?

Does the sea
See love hanging there?
Do we see?

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Seasons – photo by Maciej Lewandowski at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mfPRQA2/Two+vintage+cars

Bright – photo by Manu Mohan at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mgF4kDo/Butterfly

Sees – photo by Miguel Saavedra at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/1mQUBx/Cruceiro+form+Galicia+1

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

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Takes After His Father

Oooh – this face!
Only a mother
Could love it.

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The Envy Of Royalty

None ever
Dressed as lavishly –
Even kings.

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How Masefield Caught Sea Fever

Heading home,
A day on the sea.
Life’s golden.

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Sea Fever by John Masefield – https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/sea-fever-by-john-masefield/

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Father – photo by Sia van Schalkwyk at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/okYdYuO/Warthog

Royalty – photo by Agnes Scholiers at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/nKCoOiO/Peacock+butterfly

Masefield – photo by Sias van Schalkwyk at
http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/okXXrsS/Sunset+Harbour+5

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* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/
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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2014.

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English: Photograph of a Monarch Butterfly.

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

The Touring Tour De Force

I could not paint a butterfly
   If pinned and still as stone.
But I see in that palette’s tints
   A talent near unknown. 

As artists go, God is the best,
    A talent great and rare.
He painted splash of color in
    The medium of air.

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© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

 

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                           Psyche

The butterfly the ancient Grecians made
The soul’s fair emblem, and its only name –
But of the soul, escaped the slavish trade
Of mortal life! – for in this earthly frame
Ours is the reptile’s lot, much toil, much blame,
And to deform and kill the things whereon we feed.

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photo by Kevin Tuck at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mxMKU6S/Blue+butterfly

 

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