Delicate Dragonfly


Delicate dragonfly’s  iridescent wings like

rainbow beings, flying  high in angelic beams;

Dancing with filigree seeds like snowflakes and pearly beads.

Entranced by glistening tears on ‘Old man’s beard’,

 Gliding golden speckled skies;

riding the tide of sighs,

Seeking sophorific  berries
Juicy  as cherries.


11 thoughts on “Delicate Dragonfly

  1. Such a delightful poem LG and a wonderful capture of the dragonfly, Not easy to get such a close up view of them, they usually are too quick for me.. πŸ™‚

  2. You are very organised! I’d love to be self sufficient. We’ve made gins, jams and chutneys but we don ‘t yet have a freezer…next years must have! I didn’t know about the dragonfly looking cute like Biggles but really as nasty as Dracula!
    Thanks for following my Brown Hare cottage blog and for visiting. Nice to talk to you today. Enjoy your allotment. πŸ™‚

  3. Fabulous visual imagery. Your last two lines reminded me of two poems: Goblin Market (Christina Rossetti) and The Stolen Child (Yeats). I love your photo. I made a drawing of a dragonfly once; more specifically, the skeletal head, torso and wings of a drafonfly. It spiralled down to me from a still blue Dubai sky. It was a gift. I still have the skeleton. The drawing wasn’t entirely good (I had to use a magnifying glass, too) but such close inspection revealed what a marvellous engineer is Nature. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Anni. I love both those poets and specifically the poems you mentioned. Unconsciously, I was hearing their voices!
      What amazing experience you had watching the dragonfly spiral down out of a deep blue sky…I can see that! A very special present! Well done you for drawing it.
      I have thought about drawing a dragonfly but from a photo I think it would be very challenging and I’m not sure if I have the patience, however it would be wonderful to capture those intricately engineered wings!

      • Yes, and the head – skull and eye openings – reminded me of Biggles – you know, the famous comic book pilot with the helmet, goggles and white scarf flying out behind him? Dragonflies may look dainty but they are predating meat eaters and look it close up. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have started following your Brown Hare Cottage blog. I have been making jams and chutneys from our allotment harvest. And we have filled 4 freezers with food. We will not starve this winter. πŸ™‚

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