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Best Dragonfly Poems

Below are the all-time best Dragonfly poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of dragonfly poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Pretty Dragonfly Spreads Love
In a gorgeous meadow chock full of butterflies and daylilies there lived a 
sassy happy beautiful dragonfly.  She was loved by the tulips, roses,...

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Categories: dragonfly, 6th grade, 7th grade,
Form: Haibun



Premium Member Dragonfly
 Dragonfly, shiny
Windup toy, in flight, you dance
Among the cattails....

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Categories: dragonfly, animal, appreciation, beautiful, earth,
Form: Haiku
The Cricket and The Dragonfly
A Long, Long Time ago, there was a cricket whose name
was Blue, she was named after the sky that she loved so true. 
All day...

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Categories: dragonfly, adventure, children, encouraging, farm,
Form: Rhyme
Silver Waves Upon The Shore
Pushed there for a thousand years
and will be for a thousand more,
pushed there by the gentle winds
the silver waves upon the shore.

Ancient trees who watched...

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Categories: dragonfly, death, life, nature, sunset,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member SOMEDAY

As this week closes into hours of pewter night
may the moonlight touch your lips while
I sleep in the arms of dreams unrefined.
Though I may not...

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Categories: dragonfly, how i feel, time,
Form: Light Verse



Premium Member My Lady


My lady is the wind’s soft sigh
Through fields of marigolds in June,
A beach night stroll beneath the moon,
A cloudless sky, a butterfly.
She waltzes to a...

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Categories: dragonfly, august, Lullaby,
Form: Personification
Premium Member 3:15 am

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3:15 am…blurred red numbers tell as
I stir, reaching for what I have seen,
grasping for the moments spent in the presence of beauty
as once again...

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Categories: dragonfly, dream, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pandora's Temptation
For the third time Pandora stands before the box
Inlaid with jewels ivory and gold
In her hand is the key – she closely examines
Intrigued by its...

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Categories: dragonfly, desire, hope, love,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Tale Of Fairies


     A long, long time ago in the land of Fays,
     lived a forest nymph of beguiling...

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Categories: dragonfly, fairy, children, joy,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member I Came By
I Came By…
(to see you)

You don’t see me. 
I see you, everyday. 
I am afraid to say hello. 
You may say good-bye. 

I just want...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dragonfly, beautiful, chocolate, cinderella, heartbroken,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus

Poets are like magicians.
They trick the heart into feeling, 
“things” they had no idea, were there at all. 

Sadly poets don’t always know how...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dragonfly, 12th grade, abortion, abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oh, to Meter
I have a friend I’ve never met.
She lives real far away and yet,
For her I have a great affection;
There’s an absolute connection.

If I passed her...

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Categories: dragonfly, friend, poetess,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member On My Own
On My Own

It is early in the day for most. 
I am just going to sleep. ‘
This will make many people angry. 
But at times,...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dragonfly, abortion, absence, abuse, addiction,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member A possum of worldly descent Oh my
There was a possum
of worldly descent
Gathering diamonds
and things it had spent

Chasing a catfish
down dragonfly row
Wanting to see if
it was someone to know

Laughed at an aardvark...

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Categories: dragonfly, fun,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Another One Down
Another One Down
And another one bites the dust. 

Marriage. 
My friend, my neighbor, the lady next door, 
Rampant miscalculations of being too nice, 
two people...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dragonfly, appreciation, betrayal, divorce, drink,
Form: Ballad
My Fallen Fay
Twas’ by a waterfall quite late,
Beneath the stars, full moon awake,
I saw my tiny love, my Fay,
Upon a mossy bank, she lay;

At first glance, I...

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Categories: dragonfly, adventure, hope, imagination, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Angels Sing
Angels Sing

I hear them, 
all the time. 
When I pick up my child, 
and hold her close, 
her breath…
Harps; lovely,
faraway, 
and distant.

When I go to...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dragonfly, angel, christmas, confidence, granddaughter,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Call Your Mother
Call Your Mother

Pick up the phone...
do it now. 
If you can.
Later if you must, 
I trust that you, 
know the difference. 

She never put you...

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dragonfly, abuse, confidence, earth, encouraging,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Rules and Regulations
How long did it take her to be free?

How long did it take
For the wingless dragonfly to finally open her heart to the world

How long...

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Categories: dragonfly, courage, freedom, judgement, life,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Pain of Night, Joy of Morning

He is now a band of sky, 
a bird, a cloud, a stream of blue 
drifting by in midafternoon,
a dragonfly, a butterfly, a speck of...

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Categories: dragonfly, change, father daughter, inspiration,
Form: Free verse
Millpond daybreak
The dawn sky throws a spear of vivid red
lancing the fir treetops, but not yet me
with my bag of bread.
The wheel is still asleep, the...

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© Viv Wigley  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dragonfly, good morning, imagery,
Form: Free verse
haiku 8
the gravel path
glitters with sunlight-- 
dragonfly wings...

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Categories: dragonfly, nature,
Form: Haiku
A Mother's Love
Golden-haired beauty lovingly fingering the sunflower plant's leaves, so curious, so beautiful, so kind, so special, lover of the bountiful earth
In this cruel-hearted world, with...

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Categories: dragonfly, birth, children, god, miracle,
Form: Blank verse
Mornings
 MORNINGS.

The sun has almost breached, across the Eastern sky,
The little birds feel it first and begin their morning cry.
Their orchestral chorus is transcending as...

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Categories: dragonfly, morning,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member If I
If I

Were exactly what you needed…
you would be mine now. 
I would sadly die however, 
as… if that were true? 
I would be in heaven....

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© Ann Foster  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: dragonfly, butterfly, hope, marriage, moving
Form: Narrative