Love, as is told by the seers of old, comes as a butterfly tipped with gold. Flutters and flies in sunlit skies, weaving round hearts that were one time cold.
The cheerful bird of youth flutters away I hardly noticed how it came or went.
Fortune in men has some small diff'rence made, One flaunts in rags, one flutters in brocade; The cobbler apron'd, and the parson gown'd, The friar hooded, and the monarch crown'd.Alexander Pope
God save the pennon, ragged to the dawn, That signs to moon to stand, and sun to fly; And flutters when the weak is overborne To stem the tide of fate and certainty. That knows not reason , and that seeks no fame So! Undismayed beneath the serried clouds, Raise up the banner of forlorn defence A jest to the complacency of crowds Bright-haloed with the one diviner sense: To hold itself as nothing to itself; And in the quest of its imagined star To lose all thought of after-recompense!john galsworthy
A mere court butterfly, That flutters in the pageant of a monarch.lord byron
See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings: Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound, flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground.Alexander Pope