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Image Prompt: Brave Butterfly

Art Title: Brave Butterfly © James Parker - Yimi Art
Visit his website to see additional artwork.
And, his blog: James Parker Art and Windows to the Words
The artist lives in Rio Frio, Costa Rica, and his artwork is focused
on the rainforest and everything else in the world.
*James was informed by friends about Australian artist, Bruno Torf,
who lost everything including his phenomenal
sculpture garden
from the brushfire on February 7th, 2009.
Take a look and see for yourself how
amazing his artwork was HERE.
Writing Prompt
Write about the last time you came face to face with fear.
(It doesn't have to be a big one.)
Artwork used with permission from James Parker.


Anonymous said...

Ha..this butterfly is wise. It understands that this crocodile is merely an extension of the earth, like a tree. Eventually, most humans will catch up to this understanding. In nature, individualism is not counted as a cardinality--it does not exist because basic survival argues against it. Splendid prompt tonight.

glorv1 said...

Butterfly to croc:

I'm merely trying to get a little sun. You don't have to foul mouth me.

Have a great week.

Sudharm Baxi said...

Tell this butterfly about the Crocodile, brief it about the cruelity of the Croc..and

It would in no case think of sitting where it is sitting right now..

Just like - In our lives, we are so much aware of our fears that we never try risking any luxury, any comfort at any cost...

But history is evident that those who step into new foray are those who find their names in the history books...

James Parker said...

"Good Morning" said the butterfly,
to the still half-sleeping croc.
I came to bid you farewell.
I'm off to join the flock.

The croc replied "be careful,
on your journeys near and far.
I'd hate to see you wind up,
in some dumb collecting jar."

Lisa said...

oh thats a good one james !!!!

the butterfly looked and faced its fear
the croc says'can you scratch right here'

Stephen Dell'Aria said...


Anonymous said...

(poem by Therese L. Broderick of Albany, NY, USA)


Some in science say that birds
evolved from the oldest crocodiles,
that flight began with a lizard,
his legs feathered and splayed,
who took a running start on the ground,
scampered up a jungle tree
and leaped into the air, gliding far
to another green trunk to catch
with sticky extended tongue
the winged insect pausing there,
molting for yet another season.
How much like me that creature was:
as soon as it wins some airborn power,
it preys upon a fragile brother.


Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OMG HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THISSSSS!!!! James is super talented and I am so glad that I got the chance to see his awesome work and visit his blog. He's got a fan in me. This is absolutely amazing!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

When you dig yourself out of all the snow would you could you, please email me today I have something I want to send you. I first wanted to tell you that I have been under the weather and I just got a chance to visit and see the post. It's simply amazing!!!!! I have laughed so much today thanks to you and everyone else out there in blog land! You will never know how much joy this brought to my heart! laughter is truly like a medicine and does the heart and soul good! Thanks so much for sharing my work with everyone. Let me know if you want something else. Take care.

dominique eichi said...

my dear croc I can help you with this itch on your nose.
You see where not so different we all need prose.

Renee said...

Nancy: Jacquie got back safe and sound. I will be taking her for granted by the end of the week.

I loved the g rating. I am so glad you reminded me.

Love Renee

Cora said...

What a beautiful shot! I love the juxtaposition of the delicate insect so close to the peril of the crocidile! :)
Well done!

Meandering Michael said...

His name is Mr. Big. They all fear Mr. Big.
He's a big and cranky, vicious, mean ol' cuss.
They fear they'll get the toss from angry Mr. Big, "The Boss"
But I really, really cannot see the fuss.

Mr. Big's a great guy! A friendly, happy, nice guy -
Though he is somewhat selective of his peers.
You must look him in the eye. Be respectful. Don't be shy
Or he'll chew you up; he won't shed any tears.

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