"To a Butterfly" was written by William Wordsworth in 1801. When he was a kid, Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy would chase butterflies in the summer. When he was about 8 years old his mother passed away. He and his sister were separated. He wrote two poems called "To a Butterfly" which seem to be in homage of his sister.

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Written by William Wordsworth in 1801.

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Read by Alan Davis Drake.

This recording is of only the first verse. It's interesting how different the readings are.

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Read by Nicky.