Poems and Poetic Lyrics and Verses Writen About or Related to Butterflies.
("Roses et Papillons.") [XXVII., Dec. 7, 1834.] The grave receives us all: Ye butterflies and roses gay and sweet Why do ye linger, say? Will ye not dwell together as is meet? Somewhere high in the air Would thy wing seek a home 'mid sunny skies, In mead or mossy dell - If there thy odors longest, sweetest rise. Have where ye will your dwelling, Or breath or tint whose praise we sing; Butterfly shining bright, Full-blown or bursting rosebud, flow'r or wing. Dwell together ye fair, 'Tis a boon to the loveliest given; Perchance ye then may choose your home On the earth or in heaven. W.C. WESTBROOK