A Valentine: Chasing the Butterfly

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

like a butterfly
the heart in
her wings,


only the clover
the sky
-not an end-
in sight.



Writing note: After I put this post together,  I was looking at my Sister Wendy Beckett ‘Meditations on Love’  book and came upon her interpretation of the Gainsborough painting (of his two young daughters), ‘Chasing the Butterfly’.


Here is some of her reflection:

‘We have to allow those dear to us to chase the butterfly, however convinced we are that it is uncatchable. We can never give the butterfly of happiness to another; each must catch it alone. For some, it will be ever elusive…’


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