Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO A BUTTERFLY (1), by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH

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First Line: I've watched you now a full half-hour
Last Line: As twenty days are now.
Variant Title(s): To A Butterfly
Subject(s): Butterflies; Insects; Time; Bugs

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!
This plot of orchard-ground is ours;
My trees they are, my Sister's flowers;
Here rest your wings when they are weary;
Here lodge as in a sanctuary!
Come often to us, fear no wrong;
Sit near us on the bough!
We'll talk of sunshine and of song,
And summer days, when we were young;
Sweet childish days, that were as long
As twenty days are now.

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