The Butterfly symbolizes the promise of immortality and the ancient idea of the insect as a transport medium for dead souls. Inside these pages is an abstract portrait of man. If the picture seems unflattering, you will realize it is ours. These poems span the bridge of time and reveal the substance and frailty of our collective mind. Do not be surprised to note the existential recoil nature of man under stress. Several contemporary war poems reflect this reactionary tendency.
Mythology and religion are contrasted within these poems. Science and philosophy are used to highlight thought processes. Unusual twists are commonplace as in the poem, Dracula.
These ideas will reflect a portrait of man that changes with the political, religious, and environmental upheaval that daliy affect his emotions.