Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tobi: Poetry Inspired By Fashion- "I Dream of Butterfly Wings"


The Monarch Butterfly (Danaus Plexippus) is so breathtakingly beautiful, it has inspired some of fashion's most celebrated creations including  Luly Yang's Monarch Butterfly Dress in her 2011 Metamophorsis Collection. A dress so beautiful, it inspired me to write a fantasy, which was meant to be a short story but turned out to be a very whimsical, fun poem. 
 The Butterfly Princess
Once upon a time, there was a wee princess who lived in a tree
She had so much to do, she forgot to watch out for bees!
One day, her winged friends brought tidings of great grief
-The great butterfly clan was under siege!
So, she packed her armor of pure golden leaves
And rose to meet the king of bees!
But alas! The butterflies were tied with silken strings
The kind princess lost hope, and called out into the morning breeze!
The morning breeze hearkened, and replied with a gale of freeze
And, the crafty bees, one by one, they all had to flee!
The princess was crowned by the butterfly queen
And became known as "the Guardian of Peace"!
And to this very day, she wears a mantle of silken butterfly wings.
THE END.

Inspiration:
I also found many beautiful fashion pieces inspired by the graceful Monarch Butterfly. These are not for the faint of heart or the stoic of soul, but for those who dare to dream, who believe in fairies and happily-ever-afters and  those who give life to their whims!
 

Music: The Monarch Butterfly Influence
The beauty of the Monarch Butterfly is not obvious to fashion lovers only, it has also found its place in popular music, and has become so popular that the illuminati-watch crowd have latched on to it and sought to discover the basis for its influence. But that isn't on  my watch-list, the beauty of these amazing butterflies alone compels me.
 Paramore -Brand New Eyes (Album Cover)
 Beyonce (Photo Shoot)
 Mariah Carey - Butterfly (Album Cover)
 
Brick by Boring Brick-Paramore (Music Video)

26 comments:

  1. OMG the dresses are amazing, cute blog, follow each other?
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  2. This is such a beautiful post! Love how this plays into the fashion and music world. Great job <3

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    1. Thanks a lot, Wil! That feels a bit like praise from Ceasar!!! It is true though, many great trends/inspirations truly span the whole arts spectrum- fashion, music, art, creative writing, videos/movies, etc. It feels great to discover them and to be a part of the movement in our own tiny way...

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  3. I have such a soft spot for butterflies. The poem was beautiful and so were the images.

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    1. Thanks so very much, Channing. We also love butterflies. They are so delicate and are almost otherworldly in their breathtaking beauty-they just make you think of fairies and all things unspoiled, pure...

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  4. Hi, Dami ! Thanks for becoming my newest follower and for letting me discover your blog. It is fantastic and your last post is particularly beautiful !xxx

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    1. Hi! Thanks for the comment - and for dropping by! Kisses...

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  5. what a wonderful inspiration!!

    I just followed your lovely blog and liked this post on Bloglovin. Stay in touch ;)

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  6. Beyonce photo shoot is so cute

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  7. Wow this is super cool!! Love the butterfly pics :)

    Cathy Trails

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  8. The poem is so beautifully written!!! :) :)
    Loving all the pics of butterflies!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by my blogs and for those lovely comments!!!

    Love
    Mehak

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    1. Thanks a lot Mehak. We love discovering new blogs! The world is so big out there, but we get to share in so many lives, follow other people's triumphs, style and stories and get inspired by them! It was such a joy to find your blogs, truly!

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  9. Love that poem! It's very whimsical. And I love all the pictures of the butterflies too. Monarch butterflies are my favorite.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Becky! Just checked your blog out - great to know we share a lot of the same interests! Great blog!

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    1. So do we! Thanks for checking in, C!

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  11. Wow, I had no idea that so many fashion ideas were inspired by the Monarch butterfly, I have only ever heard of the more philosophical side of it. Interesting post hun!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sam. It is amazing how much we don't really notice until we take a close look... Have a great weekend, hun!

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  12. Amazing post...a butterfly can really be inspiretion for making something beautiful.Really nice blog:)I just follow you back.Much love

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    1. Yes, it sure can! Thanks a lot Angela.

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  13. This is so awesome! I love the beautiful butterfly inspiration ♥

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