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Nabokov—On Discovering A Butterfly

I found it in a legendary land
all rocks and lavender and tufted grass,
where it was settled on some sodden sand
hard by the torrent of a mountain pass.

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the meaning of life, after Sandburg

I asked Science what is the meaning of life
Science told me it was busy sciencing and could I come back later?
Also the question didn’t seem that precise, could I suggest some ways it could tell
if it had the right answer?
I told Science not to worry. I could see it was busy. I said I’d come back