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Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Bull and The Butterfly

there was once a bull Magnifique 
his Moo.. was sonorous calm
his grazing refined, his gait sublime 
he got that earthy charm

he'd romp and play in flowers and grass
in pastures green and gold,
placid, content in his life
his countenance, a joy to behold.

his long horns set wide in a majestic curve 
proud and decked up with blooms  
the cows were awed and calves in love 
leaving other bulls to spume and fume 

Protesting they cried, "No time to gambol
with the weeds, lofty tasks have to be done !"
a ludicrous grin and a silly look
was all they could get out from him 

so for work, he was coaxed to sit near a bush,
with a thing trapped buzzing inside
It was a Bee with a sting like death!
which pierced all the way through his hide

he screamed and stomped, bellowed and rushed
and raged till it ceased to pain 
but the field was ploughed, and the branches crushed 
a work pending from weeks in vain!



Then one fine May day, a butterfly came 
fluttering carefree and bright 
flitting like an iridescent star fallen
from the dark veil of the night 

the bull was amazed by the dainty thing
enamoured and  bewitched 
followed her to the end of the river  
till his hooves were deep in the sand 

He  mooed a 'hello', which scared our girl
and she seemed to fly into oblivion
he collected his senses, donned his gentlest face  
and lured her back to the Eden  


loved and secured, now she gently nudges
him, to wonders unknown within his psyche 
while smelling nosegays, he now moos in cadence 
he was moo-sical yes, right from his birth, Alright! 

Like an elfin charm, a flying flower 
she flits ahead, with her compliant bull behind
And when he rests; she dances nearby
lush warmth filling both their minds

The sun spills gold, moon pours effulgence 
whilst they saunter in the rich verdant
more honey than bees, sweet sunshine in the frost
with each other they have found.




Both Images: Courtsey here 

This attempt of a poem is inspired by a dear Taurean friend for the impeccable match of habits with the main character! So, in case you like it, the credit goes to a gifted Bull :)


43 comments:

  1. That's a neat story in verse.
    That was like a visit to a kids' story book. So beautiful! You made me want to walk into that pasture and pat that beautiful bull and watch his butterfly friend flitting around him.

    Kokila, CLAPS!!! :)

    How have you been girl?

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    1. Ha ha Dee! I am sure if you'll go there you'd get some amazing shots of filtered light on the grass or may be a click of the iridescent butterfly :) heartfelt thanks for stopping by ..I am good, just a,little preoccupied bas! Have to do a lot of catching up !

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  2. It has such a charming rhyming from the beginning to the end, with a sweet story to tell. A peep into those childhood story days, Kokila, you just have done it beautifully... :-)

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    1. Yeah soul-sis like those Russian tales specially by Alexander Pushkin! It's great to know it appealed to your poetic sensibilities :) thanks and hugs :)))

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  3. Love this story of a sweet bull :-)

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  4. Sweet moo poem.. Interesting read, Kokila. After a long time in English. :)

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    1. Yeah Meera ,I sm being indolent myself!Thank you for stopping by :)

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  5. I can visualize the bull romping in the field and Moooooing in cadence.:) Lovely poem Kokila.

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    1. Thank-you Somali ! Glad you liked him as he was under the impression people don't appreciate him but just his mooing :D

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  6. Beautifully written. It reminds me of Ferdinand the Bull. :)

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    1. It IS him indeed ..just with a butterfly :D

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    2. Thank-you ! Bhool gayi thi ! :P

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  7. You have best of friends with Taureans ... Your this bestie is a taurean too... And we bulls are loyal to the core with a strong built and a candid weak heart...superb my bestie :)

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    1. Yeah bestie!Taurean or not, I can vouch for you for all things positive:) Thanks a TON dear girl :)

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    1. Many Thanks Arun and a warm welcome :)

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  9. I loved it through your pen with great new meanings..!
    And elegance of thought and words is a synonym of Kokila:)

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    1. Coming from you words gain meaning and beauty, both Amit! Thank-you :) :)

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  10. This is such a sweet story portrayed so beautifully with rhymes. I felt so nostalgic about my childhood days while reading it. It has a super cute theme throughout. A great post! :)

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    1. So glad it made you nostalgic dear. It's not for nothing that they say childhood is golden.. It is! Thank you for the read Maitreni :)

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  11. Hi Kokila, just chanced upon your blog and I am glad I did. Lovely poem.

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    1. Thank you! It's gladdening to know you liked it :) keep visiting :)

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  12. No doubt, it took sometime for me to get the meaning of this poem.. But my effort had paid off.. Beautifully expressed the content, Kokila!

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    1. Thank you so much Sir for the efforts you always put in reading and guiding me through your comments...A pleasure you liked it :)

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  13. Such a heart warming but sweet lil story wrapped in form of verse, must for kids.

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    1. Happy to know it resonated well with you Chaitali...let's wish the protagonists to stay happily ever after:)

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    1. Glad you liked it Deepak ... Thank you:)

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  15. Beautiful story in poetic form! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  16. I can almost see the butterfly and the bull as I read this one Kokila.. Loved the image in the end, it is the perfect end for the imagery of words :)

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    1. Thank You Vinay...for indulging me in my childish attempts :)

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  17. Very beautifully picturised with words.
    Good one after a long absence. :)

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    1. Glad you liked it Indrani.. gladder you noticed the absence girl :) :)

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    1. Not more than your profile pic! It just took that compliment away from my poem! :)
      Thank you:)

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  19. Charming bull, lovely rhythm, and vivid imagery--Love the poem Kokila.

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    1. Thank YOu SOOOO much Kiran :) Bull ke jaise hi lazy ho gayi main bhi ! :P

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  20. Beautiful verses in absolute rhythm...real moo..sic to the readers and the Taurean that is me!!!
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    1. Hey adsundari Sunita ! Your comment is like mooo..sic to my ears :D :D Thank you dear :) Glad you enjoyed it :)Between you are a Taurus? Wonderful!

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