Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Dance of the Butterflies



Painted Lady

Painted Lady

In a small grassy field
With the trees all around
There's a fairy ring ancient and old
And at times you can hear
Perfect echoes of sound --
'Tis the music of ages untold

For the crickets keep time
To a waltz or a reel
And the birds fill that lovely expanse
With the notes to a tune
With a light, airy feel --
In the fields where the butterflies dance

Where the wildflowers bloom
With a sweet perfume
In a rainbow of colors and shades
Where the maids hurry down
From the hill-top town
And the butterflies dance with the maids

Painted Lady

Sedum full of Painted Ladies
(How many can you count?)

Where they splash in the stream
Or they lie down and dream
Where the bullfrogs thrum
While the butterflies wing
And the hummingbirds hum
While the merry maids sing
In the field where the butterflies dance
On a winged pirouette
Or a six legged slip
How they dance, and they wheel and they turn!
And their wings flash in time
To a bright Scottish trip
While the lassies turn 'round by the burn
For the crickets keep time
To a waltz or a reel
And the birds fill that lovely expanse
With the notes to a tune
With a light, airy feel --
In the field where the butterflies dance


Large Orange Sulpher

Monarch

Where the wildflowers bloom
With a sweet perfume
In a rainbow of colours and shades
Where the maids hurry down
From the hill-top town
And the butterflies dance with the maids
Where they splash in the stream
Or they lie down and dream
Where the bullfrogs thrum
While the butterflies wing
And the hummingbirds hum
While the merry maids sing
In the field where the butterflies dance
A poem by Isaiah Zerbst, Dance of the Butterflies

Painted Lady


1 comment:

Bloggymom said...

Beautiful pictures!!