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Lily Pads and Dragonflies

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Lily Pads and Dragonflies

(And why I don't carry a camera)

Lily pads and dragonflies Willowed pond and dappled water And right across a splendid bridge With people leaning over A dream, a joy; a perfect summer’s day! In all the muted colours of a painter’s pallet! One blink, and life’s timeless image carried! But what will I do with all these lovely things I see? Make them make my mind work… !! And watch them fit, with expandable ease, Within the whole bright scheme of things! And blended there a patchwork blanket, living! Perfectly aligned, and not overlapping Not crowding out, nor overshadowing Referenced in an instant my own memory Will work greater works than any machine! Whose sharp edges squared fit in angled shapes Needing to be stored somewhere And there take up further space, and clutter Whether virtual or not! Far better woven within the fabric of my mind Where they can play back, at some later date, In a whole new form: some inner loveliness! To form a whole new fearless picture, of who I am! Oh, lily pads and dragonflies Willowed ponds and dappled light Engrave your bridge from here to there Upon this mind’s own twinkling of her eye! (…not her camera’s!!)

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  1. Date: 1/4/2012 5:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on making it through the 1st round of PoetrySoup International Contest. Wishing you the best in the finals Judith. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/14/2011 2:16:00 PM
    I enjoyed this sweet ride in verse.

  1. Date: 9/12/2011 9:39:00 AM
    Congratulations Judith on your well deserved poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 8:13:00 AM
    Lovely tribute to the power of memory I like esp the sixth stanza, Judith. I see you've just started on the soup. Wonderful. Welcome!

    Deverell Avatar Judith Deverell
    Date: 8/6/2011 3:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you!! I am new to all this! So your encouragement is delightful!