From the recording Love and the Butterfly

Poetry: Alice Dunbar Nelson (1875-1935)
Music: Nikos Papadogiorgos
Soprano: Annie Fassea
Cello: Fabiola Ojeda
Bassoon: Maria Koletou
Orchestration, piano, midi programming: Nikos Papadogiorgos

Lyrics

I heard a merry voice one day
And glancing at my side
Fair Love, all breathless, flushed with play
A butterfly did ride
"Whither away, oh sportive boy?"
I asked, he tossed his head
Laughing aloud for purest joy
And past me swiftly sped

Next day I heard a plaintive cry
And Love crept in my arms
Weeping he held the butterfly
Devoid of all its charms
Sweet words of comfort, whispered I
Into his dainty ears
But Love still hugged the butterfly
And bathed its wounds with tears