Friday, February 1, 2013


A butterfly is beautiful
Sipping nectar from a rose
But I think that you can tell
The butterfly itself looks just as fine
Supping serum from a rotting dog
Unless beauty truly dwells
Only in the mind and nose.

©2004 John I. Blair

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