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Small Tortoiseshell

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Peacock


Brimstone

"It is thought that the Brimstone was once called the "butter-coloured fly" and that the name 

shortened to 'butterfly' was later adopted as the general name for the whole group of insects." 

S. & E.M. Beaufoy

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Summer has pale butterflies

That fall and rise,

That flit and flow

Like flakes of snow.

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Winter has pale flakes of snow

That flit and flow

That fall and rise

Like butterflies.

CITIES OF THE MIND © Theodore Stephanides 1969f

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