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DAMSELFLY PLAYS THE GAME

Hoping for to score, she is to-and-fro. Finding perfect patch, puts herself on show. Now in blazing sun, she’s a splendid sight With her sleek figure dressed in blue so bright. Her wings, silver lace and so delicate. Now she folds them in, her profile perfect. Her huge eyes are keen, seeing all about To spot likely male for a quick workout. But all is slow, so shows her flying skill, Playing hide-and-seek. A male joins the thrill. Flying from the patch, in tandem they play. Soon the male is spent, so now flies away. After a short rest, she begins again, To pull one more male. 'Tis survival game.

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Date: 6/4/2021 11:31:00 AM
the title made me smile and the poem is so beautifully descriptive:-) hugs Jan xx
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 6/7/2021 9:28:00 AM
Hi Jan. Thanks for comment. The damselfies in our local pond have now appeared. Today I saw two pairs in tandem. Life goes on. They'll win another year. Best wishes.
Date: 6/4/2021 11:23:00 AM
I loved your sonnet, Tony. How many times I have sat by our little pond and watched the damselflies frolic. Marvelous.
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 6/7/2021 9:35:00 AM
Hi. Pleased you liked this. They've been a little late here because of slow start to spring. Or were they just obeying Covid rules, not to mingle? Anyway, today I saw some mating pairs in tandem. So their species scrapes by for another year. All the best.