Thursday, 21 March 2013

BUTTERFLIES IN CHURCH...


Gossamer Souls


They rose, dancing, straining for light,

Seeking purification, as from fire.

Their colour was the transformation:

Souls of children

In joyous resurrection,

Through fanciful, fleeting flight...


Pete Ray

March 2013


 


On watching two butterflies against the upper windows of Lyddington Church in Rutland.

Butterflies are said to reflect transformation and resurrection, being attracted to light, or fire, for purification.

The souls of children, as butterflies, have been said to bring new life...



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