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(May 1955 / Massachusetts USA)

Biography of Gayle Sweeney

Live in New England, had a wonderful childhood reading books, playing in the woods and dreaming of being a native American Indian. Encountered a bear in the Sierra Nevada when I was about twenty two - it was up the trail from me a bit all of a sudden! I didnt recall that incident til years later when I was playing the piano and started to get flashbacks. My mind could have been protecting itself by forgetting while I was in the wilderness... went to St. Mary's College in Notre Dame - had season tix to the football games! ! ! graduated from U. Mass Amherst where I studied art history, theatre and voice. Now I do volunteer work for enviromental nature kind of promotions at Hampton Beach, NH USA. Thank you Gayle Sweeney

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The Monarch Butterfly

Oceans of mandarin orange played upon the bright, sun painted wings
Of a Monarch in the air who made happy, shimmery blossoms sing!
By and by this graceful butterfly fluttered like a dancer from Spain.
It floated with a soft breeze then stopped atop some petals where it
Reigned.
Soon all at once the lone, lovely Monarch took flight and was on its way
Packed with pure, sunshiny joy during the glistening, summery day.
Dressed in a blazing, astounding cloak and yet still very elusive
Whil

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