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Oh dragonfly your name is such a cruel misnomer. For you are neither dragon nor fly. Its true, your larvae are vicious monsters. But, once pupated and transformed to adulthood, your delicate beauty, in form and action, is astonishing. Dragonfly, you symbolise change. Your gossamer membranous wings ply iridescence in response to the slightest breath of wind. You fly with such delicate grace, flitting like a fairy, gently kissing the pond surface. Showing us how to dream and drift nonchalantly uncaring. Catching thought bubbles that rise up in our minds from deep below, sipping them and quickly moving on. Dragonfly, you live such a short life to the full. Reminding us to cherish every moment. Oh that I could live and fly just like a dragonfly, and be not dragon nor fly.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 5/14/2018 1:50:00 PM
Thanks one and all for your kind comments. Cheers and Best Wishes
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Date: 5/14/2018 1:48:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with this delightful poem. I, too, like dragonflies. This is informative and personalized. Enjoyed. Also enjoy the audio you do.
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Date: 5/14/2018 11:44:00 AM
A superbly fun and whimsical poem. Lovely, John. Congrats on your well deserved podium finish.
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Date: 5/11/2018 6:19:00 AM
This is an enjoyable and creative poem. Beautiful :)
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Date: 5/10/2018 11:59:00 PM
I love dragonflies so this is an obvious charmer for me. Lovely, John.
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Date: 5/10/2018 6:32:00 PM
I love this, John. Calling on the similarities of how humans could learn from the dragonfly is so original.
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Date: 5/10/2018 6:07:00 PM
Fabulous descriptive write John:-) I will always hide behind my dragonfly avatar:-) I now have 2 brooches of them, one is a silver one I got as a souvenir from a holiday in Malta, the other a little pin badge supporting a wildlife charity:-) I wear them both on the lapel of my coat:-) hugs Jan xx
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