Katherine Mansfield

(14 October 1888 – 9 January 1923 / Wellington)

Butterfly Laughter


In the middle of our porridge plates
There was a blue butterfly painted
And each morning we tried who should reach the
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Comments about this poem (Butterfly Laughter by Katherine Mansfield )

  • Gold Star - 11,882 Points Kim Barney (2/13/2015 9:11:00 AM)

    Loved this poem about the butterfly. I love butterflies.
    Check out my poem BUTTERFLY OF DEATH. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 13,881 Points * Sunprincess * (6/1/2014 3:56:00 PM)

    .......oh such a beautiful memory of family time with grandmother....loved... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,490 Points Francis Lynch (3/10/2014 9:26:00 PM)

    Let's give the grandmother some hard earned credit. She's integral. The care-giver, muse for future artistry, and spiritual candy. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 16 Points Benjamin Tetteh (3/10/2014 6:49:00 PM)

    This poem is soft and soothing. A simple story said in the poet's heart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (3/10/2013 8:31:00 AM)

    Delightful. From the mouths or should I say minds of babes. Beats adult considerations ie I wonder how much this plates worth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rafaad Roslan (3/10/2012 10:12:00 AM)

    You were plunged in a solemn state of awareness where you oppose your mere instincts and went overboard. This somehow created an illusion of me to oppose from your piece. It's terrifyingly wonderful... Thanks for this good poem. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rohith Ramdas (3/10/2012 3:56:00 AM)

    So much innocence....so adorable! Reminded me of my grandma....she left us an year ago, on March 13th,2011.. : ') (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 585 Points Ramesh T A (3/10/2012 1:53:00 AM)

    Ha, ha, ha...! Nice technique of grand mother makes children take food fast! She lives forever indeed through this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 291 Points Marilyn Lott (10/23/2009 1:48:00 PM)

    Another adorable poem by Ms. Mansfield. Loved it!
    A '10! ' I'm not going to tell her to keep writing as I've
    noticed some have, since she died in 1923! : 0)

    Marilyn (Report) Reply

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