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Aristotles Butterfly

Aristotles Butterfly - By Ben Arnold

On wings of beauty flittering about in unorganized paths of certainty
I watch with new amazement, as if never visioned before todays sun
Such power and elegance, awareness of thoughts of keeping
I concede to my spirit of love, giving freedom without touching
At a distance, I love this little pack of energy
Freedom from me, it feeds on the flowers I avoided taking



Yellow and black and radiance beyond mans ability
Such delicate power, unbelievable of flight over continents
Yet I believe and wonder, watching at a distance
Is this beauty of and connected to the same spirit asAristotle?
Light on wings of air, it floats with grace
Freedom from me, it feeds on the flowers I avoided taking

What was its mission, like mine maybe, nothing but to love
Wiser in ways than I, how it reads the magnetic fields, cleverer than GPS
I marvel with thoughts of banding its little legs and following it south in the winter
No, I keep the magic at a distance without verification, spirits communicating
Maybe a photo will prolong our love story, ah, I send love on the breeze
Freedom from me, it feeds on the flowers I avoided taking

This detailed creature of beauty, Earth required for its manifestation and
Perhaps it required for the Earth, I so choose to believe
It adds to the flowers from which it takes, another love story
It knows not of airplanes but it more capable and complete
Centuries of perfections, each cell in total excellence, it continues
Freedom from me, it feeds on the flowers I avoided taking
- Ben Arnold 9/2021


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Aristotle’s Butterfly



2021-09-05 - Adair County, KY - Photo by Ben Arnold.
"...​Yellow and black and radiance beyond man’s ability
​Such delicate power, unbelievable of flight over continents
​Yet I believe and wonder, watching at a distance
​Is this beauty of and connected to the same spirit as Aristotle?"
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