Pupation | Teen Ink


December 9, 2010
By Descant GOLD, Huntington Beach, California
Descant GOLD, Huntington Beach, California
15 articles 40 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened" –Albert Camus

I picture four wings of enamel,

the loop of gold thread on a spruce branch.

I think of this:

a butterfly again suspended.

Would softness sink into its wing-scales,

then hardness enshroud its soft substance

once more? It will

once more

from shapelessness shape its perfecting–

or instead break the thread,

fall, crack,

flex from artifice into insect


and drink from


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on Feb. 5 2011 at 8:52 pm
AgnotTheOdd GOLD, Aptos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The reason for your unreasonable treatment of my reason so enfeebles my reason that I have reason to complain of your reason" ~ Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

This was an interesting poem.  Pretty profound.  I definitely enjoyed the last line or two