This post is inspired by my fellow blogger Aquinas Wired, and his poetic comment to a previous post. You can read it here.
The garden is full of white butterflies. They are called common cabbage butterflies, but they also seem to like the ornamental grasses. The butterflies are like white flowers fluttering in the sun. They remind me of a poem--Jade White Butterfly-- by Walasse Ting, a visual artist and poet, and his book One Cent Life.
This is a limited edition art book, featuring poems by Walasse Ting, and illustrated by many of his artist friends, including Sam Francis and Andy Warhol. The whole poem is rather long, but you can read it in its entirety, with the illustration by Andy Warhol, here.
This is the last part--
butterfly live only one day
why not live ten thousand years
i not cry
blowing dust away
blowing whole world mournful away
one life too short
one day too long
You can read more about 30 Days Wild here.
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