Monday, August 4, 2008

For Justine

She wore delicate lace










Spread her wings in a scalloped gown....
Dipped her dress in the sun





as if it were made of gold....


from tree to lowly tree
gathering wishes




she
spun
like
silk
and velvet thread
in her mother's garden





....and then





She flew away




(photos: c. Mimi Lenox taken at my mother's yesterday)

24 comments:

Lee said...

Beautiful butterfly pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful sequence of shots and I like the words too.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I read this in my reader and there were no pictures. I didn't think of a butterfly either. Just saying. Beautiful Mimi. Have a great day. Big hug and lotsa lovies. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Gorgeous pictures and wonderful commentary along with it. This was a visual and verbal poem.

Mimi Lenox said...

Lee - My camera skills are nothing compared to yours but it was fun and kind of magical actually. Thanks.

Carver - Thank you. I had fun with it.

Sandee - If you didn't think of a butterfly then I accomplished what I set out to do.
Thanks.

Charles - Thank you very much.

Anndi said...

Wait til Chicklet sees the Monarch... a post fit for a Queen indeed!

Dawn said...

Stunning Mimi... I can't wait to show Justine :)

Akelamalu said...

Such lovely words and beautiful photos Mimi.

Shannon H. said...

Such a beautiful post Mimi! Thank you for bringing it into my world today :)

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

Avoiding Mom with the old "I gotta shoot some butterflies" gambit...

Mimi Lenox said...

Anndi - Hope she likes it and giggles a lot. She's so sweet.

Dawn - The first thing I thought was 'I wonder if they will land on me too!" But they did.
I don't have the magic she does I suppose...

Akelamalu- Thank you little Hawaaian girl.

Shannon - You are quite welcome. The butterfly let me take as many pics as I wanted. She posed!

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud - You know me so well....

Anonymous said...

Mimi, all i have to say is Thank-you. You are truly a special person for writing these inspirational words. This is by far the sweetest thing anyone could have done for me and you will always have my eternal gratitude.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Peace & Love always,
Justine.

Mimi Lenox said...

Justine - You are a special young lady - and a lovely butterfly....Good luck as you go out on your own and conquer the world. Don't forget about those wishes now. They will serve you well.

Bond said...

beautiful Mimi....I think you tagged me for sumthin but I forget....

Trish said...

Wonderful pictures - this was beautiful.

Lux said...

How very gorgeous!

Ferd said...

Mimi, you hide such a warm, gentle, considerate soul under your Queenly guise. You're like an M&M. Sweet chocolate inside a hard, candy-coated outer shell! ; )

I have 3 daughters. I really relate to their developing beauty, like the butterfly you wrote about, and to their flight. It all happened so quickly. Sometimes it feels like it was a dream.

Thanks, my Queen.
Do you have daughters?

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond - Do not pretend Mister that you know nothing of this meme. Off to the dungeon with ya!

P.S. Welcome back, my friend.

Trish - Thank you! I was lucky yesterday.

Lux - Butterflies are so exquisite.

Mimi Lenox said...

Ferd - No one has ever described me as hard-shelled before. Ouch. Although I suppose having a dungeon warrants the definition. I really prefer the soft chocolate comment!

It is fun to play the Queen with a dungeon for meme-dodgers (an accidental crowning....long story) and Mimi Pencil Skirt on my blog. Most of my readers can filter out the real me with the character by now and have learned to read between the lines.....your assessment is "interesting" to say the least.

I do try to be real.
In real life and on the blog.
Of course, I don't wear a crown to the grocery store. Ha!

And no, I do not have daughters - one of the truest sorrows of my life (and a story yet to be told on this blog) but I would have loved more than anything having a little girl.
Or two.
A pencil skirt without a girl child?
Oh please.
Doesn't seem fair now does it?

I can relate to the developing butterly (like Justine and your own daughters)....it is a perfect metamorphosis of life.

Travis said...

Pretty words and pretty pictures. I like!

Ferd said...

The "hard shell" part was a big, fat joke, indeed referring to the queen's dungeon. She must have not seen the ; )
I'm in awe of Mimi of the BlogBlast for Peace, and I love her sweet chocolate core! She leaves her chocolaty fingerprints in everything she writes. Being a chocoholic, I just can't get enough!

The Urban Buddha said...

Lovely photos and beautiful words! Thanks for sharing! And for stopping by my blog too.. :) Have a great day!

Julie said...

Oh my! Do you keep your camera on the nightstand by your crown so you never forget either?

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