There was never a Queen like Balkis

(The Butterfly that Stamped)

There was never a Queen like Balkis,
   From here to the wide world’s end;
But Balkis tailed to a butterfly
   As you would talk to a friend. 

There was never a King like Solomon,
   Not since the world began;
But Solomon talked to a butterfly
   As a man would talk to a man. 

She was Queen of Sabaea—
   And he was Asia’s Lord—
But they both of ’em talked to butterflies
   When they took their walks abroad!

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