The other day I met a visitor at the door – a gentleman. He was quietly spoken (in fact, he said nothing at all). The movement of his legs – box-cutter slashes appended from a box-cutter line – was graceful and refined. He did his best to blend in with the scenery – impossible! – then, disturbed, departed. Black micro-dot-eyed, he fluttered his lime-green wings in the middle of his foot-long length and, flying slowly at 45 degrees, completely disappeared into a thick bush nearby.
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Cherry blossom in bright spring
Peaceful dancing petals for pure elegant girl
Eternal dreamy mind smiles secretly
Vibrant spirit harmonizes with hopeful gentle heart
Gorgeous undying love shines by floral magic
via Cherry Blossom — Angelart Star
M42: Inside the Orion Nebula
and as for pink waterfalls…
M43: Orion Falls
Comet 12P Between Rosette and Cone Nebulas
Sandro Botticelli, Dante and Beatrice, n.d., The University of Texas, Austin
Light I beheld which as a river flowed,
Fulgid with splendour; and on either shore
The colours of a wondrous springtime showed.
And from the stream arose a glittering store
Of living sparks which, winging mid the blooms,
To rubies set in gold resemblance bore.
Dante, The Divine Comedy, Paradise, Canto XXX