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Poetry Friday: Butterflies by Siegfried Sassoon

December 7th, 2012 (07:01 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Shine by Anna Nalick

Frail Travellers, deftly flickering over the flowers;
O living flowers against the heedless blue
Of summer days, what sends them dancing through
This fiery-blossom'd revel of the hours?

Theirs are the musing silences between
The enraptured crying of shrill birds that make
Heaven in the wood while summer dawns awake;
And theirs the faintest winds that hush the green.

And they are as my soul that wings its way
Out of the starlit dimness into morn:
And they are as my tremulous being-born
To know but this, the phantom glare of day.

- Butterflies by Siegfried Sassoon

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn )
Posted at: December 9th, 2012 12:37 pm (UTC)
Summer Memories

Thanks for this mind-trip back (or forward!) to summer.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: December 9th, 2012 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Summer Memories

Thanks for commenting!

Posted by: Laura Purdie Salas (laurasalas )
Posted at: December 11th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)

Love those "living flowers." And the "starlit dimness..." And Anna Nalick! Thanks for sharing.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: December 11th, 2012 10:11 pm (UTC)

Hi Laura!

Yay for Anna, indeed. Do you have both of her albums? :)

Posted by: Laura Purdie Salas (laurasalas )
Posted at: December 11th, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)

I do (if Shine counts as an actual album). I was sad when I heard she was leaving the business. Her songs really hit me.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: December 11th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)

Get her album "Broken Doll & Odds & Ends," too.

Posted by: Laura Purdie Salas (laurasalas )
Posted at: December 12th, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC)

I haven't even heard of that one! Will look for it now--thanks!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground )
Posted at: December 12th, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)

Enjoy! :) Let me know if you ever need music recommendations.

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