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A Whale of a Tale by Kim Rumford

Poetry


Butterfly Tantra

Lee Evans

“Oh, look!” I cried, and pointed to the ground:
A pair of faery wings were folding straight,
Like covers on a book of color plates,
Belying its content with earthen browns—
A book that Prospero might well have drowned.

Before it with your camera you kneeled,
But shook your head and drew back with a sneer,
Then turned away.
“Just look where he lit down!”

Upon a stick of dung beside the brook,
The butterfly reopened his bright wings
As though he were a priest, whose holy book
Revealed the beauty in all natural things
As good and evil, intertwined as one.
You always could find fault where there was none.



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Reader Feedback:
Last line is perfect cap on this piece.

I would love to read the first line of second verse:
"You knelt before it with your camera"
or
"You knelt with your camera before it"

Nice title.
~poetrywatch



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