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One of the Butterflies

Be who you want, Photography, Inspiring, PoetryChloë RainComment

One of the Butterflies

by W. S. Merwin from The Shadow of Sirius 

The trouble with pleasure is the timing

it can overtake me without warning

and be gone before I know it is here

it can stand facing me unrecognized

while I am remembering somewhere else

in another age or someone not seen

for years and never to be seen again

in this world

and it seems that I cherish

only now a joy I was not aware of

when it was here

although it remains out of reach

and will not be caught or named

or called back and if I could make it stay 

as I want to

it would turn to pain. 

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May you be inspired to follow your heart.

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