Friday, June 17, 2011

la mariposa



I've watched you now a full half-hour;
Self-poised upon that yellow flower
And, little Butterfly!  Indeed
I know not if you sleep or feed.
How motionless! - not frozen seas
More motionless! and then
What joy awaits you, when the breeze
Hath found you out among the trees,
And calls you forth again!
~William Wordsworth, “To a Butterfly”

My British Literature class went over some of Wordsworth’s poetry this spring. We didn’t get to read this poem, but like the ones we did read, it’s meditative and beautiful. If you like melancholy poetry (or melancholy anything), you should read Wordsworth’s “We are Seven.”

Anyway, enough about school. Summer vacation began at noon yesterday!


For the record, I’m not usually a big fan of photos left completely out of focus, but I experimented with the butterfly and I think it adds an ethereal air to this picture. Feedback would be appreciated. :)





“Long live the butterflies.”
  (<< from In the Time of the Butterflies, which we watched as a cultural study of the Dominican Republic in my Spanish class. Very, very sad movie, and even sadder for being true. But how did I get back on the topic of school?!)


  1. I feel like I comment for every post! haha! But all your pictures are so beautiful I can't give up on commenting =)
    Those are beautiful pictures! The coloring is very neat!

  2. All of these are so so wonderful - you've done an incredible job!



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