The Voice of the Butterfly

March 16, 2010
By JessicaAnne SILVER, Los Angeles, California
JessicaAnne SILVER, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't ever waste your days, doing not what you dream to do."


Do butterflies make sound?
I think their voice is just too
Quiet.
Or maybe we are all too loud.
Would it measure up
To their vibrant wings,
And mystical flight,
And delicate stance?
A whisper,
Perhaps.
Or a soft squeaking huff.
Or, maybe they are silent
Because they choose to be.
Resisting,
Hiding behind
Their speckled petals of threaded silk
An immense
Sigh.
For they know more
Than we ever will.
Through a weightless pause,
One breathes the world.


The author's comments:
I have always been fascinated with butterflies-what are they thinking? Can they speak? What is their origin? In this poem I pondered the possibility of their voice and what it would sound like.

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