Monarch in vintage Italian bubble glass
Monarch in vintage Italian bubble glass
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Monarch in vintage Italian bubble glass

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A sweet little monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) sits behind vintage bubble glass along with a poem named A Valentine by Edgar Allen Poe. The frame is a vintage Italian made frame based in the early 1900’s! These are rare to come by so working with them is very special ❤️

The frame measures 11” by 9” and can be hung by a hook or nail  

 

For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
         Brightly expressive as the twins of Loeda,
     Shall find her own sweet name, that, nestling lies
         Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
     Search narrowly the lines!—they hold a treasure
         Divine—a talisman—an amulet
     That must be worn at heart. Search well the measure—
         The words—the syllables! Do not forget
     The trivialest point, or you may lose your labor!
         And yet there is in this no Gordian knot

     Which one might not undo without a sabre,
         If one could merely comprehend the plot.
     Enwritten upon the leaf where now are peering
         Eyes scintillating soul, there lie perdus
     Three eloquent words oft uttered in the hearing
         Of poets, by poets—as the name is a poet’s, too.
     Its letters, although naturally lying
         Like the knight Pinto—Mendez Ferdinando—
     Still form a synonym for Truth—Cease trying!
         You will not read the riddle, though you do the best you can do.