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Butterfly Poesy…



What is oneself?

          Is one a vibrant, compassionate movement involving wholeness and integrity?

Or is one a fractional collage of mundane symbols,

          stale ideas, and bourgeois reactions?


Is one a radiant, superb dynamic that exists as freshness and real change?…

          Or is one a secondhand repeater of stagnant thoughts

and antiquated ideas?


Is one free like a splendid, magnificent butterfly?…

          Or is one a jaded prisoner of static miseducation

and barbaric, indoctrinated values?


The listless chrysalis always bursts into gliding

           if it leaves the secure confinement

of its own limited space.

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1). Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (1). Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2). Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (2). Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2016

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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

24 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. Most of us only see the beauty without thinking further. Beautiful words and thoughts. Love the captures, as always!


  2. This seems to be your most important topic, Thomas. I guess most of the people are jaded prisoners of static miseducation and barbaric, indoctrinated values. As I said before mankind is not very different from cattle, they always follow the leader and don’t think critical if that’s good or not. I would wish that people were like you wanted them to be, but when I see what’s happening in the States right now, I’m afraid this will probably never happen. Regards Mitza


    • Yes, Mitza, it is important! 🙂 Yes, here in the States, it’s sometimes like the Twilight Zone; a lot of people are living like they are from the Dark Ages. It’s truly weird! However, i have been to other countries and it’s not all that much different. You are probably right… a substantial change probably will never happen. For me, like T.S.Eliot said, there is only the trying… the rest is not our business!
      We got rain today! Yay! 🙂


      • Maybe fighting against stupidity is like fighting against windmills gets tiring one day, hope you will have a lot of energy to continue.
        I would be happy if we wouldn’t have rain one day!!

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