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I found it in a legendary land
all rocks and lavender and tufted grass,
where it was settled on some sodden sand
hard by the torrent of a mountain pass.

The features it combines mark it as new
to science shape and shade — the special tinge,
akin to moonlight, tempering its blue,
the dingy underside, the checkered fringe.

My needles have teased out its sculptured sex;
corroded tissues could no longer hide
that priceless mote now dimpling the convex
and limpid teardrop on a lighted slide.

Smoothly a screw is turned; out of the mist
two ambered hooks symmetrically slope,
or scales like battledores of amethyst
cross the charmed circle of the microscope.

I found it and I named it, being versed
in taxonomic Latin; thus became
godfather to an insect and its first
describer — and I want no other fame.

Wide open on its pin (though fast asleep)
and safe from creeping relatives and rust,
in the secluded stronghold where we keep
type specimens it will transcend its dust.

Dark pictures, thrones, the stones that pilgrims kiss,
poems that take a thousand years to die
but ape the immortality of this
red label on a little butterfly.

- Vladimir Nabokov

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Beck and Reb
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Ich bin Ich!
Talk to me in English or German! Looking to share my art and make friends :)
Sprich mit mir in Deutsch oder Englisch! Ich möchte meine Kunst protzen, und sich anfreunden.
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silkybean Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the llama!Love 
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Der-Weltschmerz Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ! :D :D
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N-Fotography Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer


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goneforeverbye Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for watching.
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Jesill12 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the gift 🎁
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NestorPriest Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you for the :llama:
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Der-Weltschmerz Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! C:
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NestorPriest Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
:D
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kimmy916 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama :D
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Shiyow Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Thanks for the llama!
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