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Dragonflies Poems

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by Michael R. Burch 
Once, only once,
when the wind flicked your skirt
to an indiscreet height
and you laughed,
abruptly demure,
outblushing shocked violets:
I knew:
everything had changed.
Later, as you braided your hair
into long bluish plaits
the shadows empurpled,
the dragonflies’
last darting...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, youth,
Form: Free verse

Sleeping Beauty move over you got fierce competition
Sleeping Beauty move over, you got fierce competition

Ain't no vicious rumor,
but dead serious joke
cuz no princess
can kiss bajillion times

to get yours truly woke
ah... just one garden variety generic
Geico Frog Prince
(in actuality I
wanna be caveman bloke)

nothing will disrupt me,
not even minor...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Free verse
Premium Member They Are Odonata
I sat around watching and listening to dragonflies
All day to see if they would say a word not one
Did flow
Even though there were many in a row.
They keep 
One's secrets very deep.
I was tired of being hurt
By people who blurt
Out...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, adventure, appreciation, betrayal, business, confidence, magic, mystery,
Form: Kyrielle
Hopalong was a frog
Who dreamed of a better life
Dreaming of a kiss from a princess
Who he could take for a wife
Now, dreams don’t often come true
But this was his lucky day
It just so happened quite by chance
That a princess...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, children, fun, funny, hilarious, humor, humorous, princess,
Form: Rhyme
Elegant danger
languid pools shimmer
graceful dragonflies
midges unaware
...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, nature,
Form: Haiku

Content I was to be a frog,
Devouring dusty dragonflies,
Exposing eyeballs by a log,
Floating 'neath sublime summer skies.
Now I'm a Prince alphabetized....Read More
Categories: dragonflies, future, humor,
Form: ABC
Premium Member The Dragonfly That Caught My Eye
Such beauty and speed
Large eyes with two pair of wings 
Life is short only six months
Seeing almost 360 degrees around

With top speeds of 18 MPH
On this earth 300 million years ago
Imagine how many dragonflies that would be
They can catch and...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, insect,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Heavens reminders
Green Luna moths, cardinals and dragonflies too
Freeist beings on earth is butterfly
Dusky moth form a spiritual tree.

All effortlessly gliding from heavenly sky
Each being born from angel’s heartfelt cry
Exuding great beauty without a try,

Eretheal angels like to sit
Their enhanced beauty great...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, bird, butterfly, god,
Form: Terza Rima
Premium Member heavenly messengers
heaven messengers
sent by cardinals and jesus
dragonflies in lead...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, heaven,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Heavenly Messengers
Feathers of course
Dainty orbs, cardinals, and dragonflies too
...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, heaven,
Form: Tetractys
Premium Member You Have to Be a Hexagon -edited
A hexagon, a hexagon, you have to be a hexagon.

You say you are a pentagon? 
What use have I for pentagon?
You’re too close to the White House lawn!
So you’re a base to stand upon?
This isn’t baseball, Pentagon.
You silly polygon, be...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Your smile becomes my morning


A lone mist drifts in feathered shadows
where footprints are soft neath a robin egg sky
Hushed sentiments flow on cool morning breezes
as dreams bask in the light of dawn’s shining,
heaven sent beams caressing our skin

The warmth of a new day embraces...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, good morning,
Form: Free verse

Dragonflies practice their ballet
Tendering aflutter their cordial invites
To a world of whimsy and frivolity
A playful shimmer of glistening ripples
Mirrors of gilded sunlight enchantment
In a universe of magic and serenity
A microcosm of enticing fantasy
A hint of underwater wonderland
Looking on at wavelets...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, fantasy, flower, garden, magic, sun, uplifting, water,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Heron Waits

Humidity’s blanket rests upon the pond
frogs draped in lurid air
idle on glazed lily pads
waxed turtles gleam
amid the dance of hazy heat
a silent duck preens
as dragonflies swim
through moistened air
the heron waits.

John G. Lawless
...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, august, nature, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AUTUMN
Gone, the days of bright foliage,
colour flare from pasture fresh.
Gone, the buzz of bumble bee
and dragonflies flying free.
Gone, the scent from summer bloom,
turning the air to perfume.
Gone, the joy of sweet birdsong
as many birds migrating.

Now watch the creeping mist
persisting 'til...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, autumn, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Language of Summer
Summer speaks to me by waking me up early
Playing tunes of beautiful song bird melodies
Blowing cool breezes in early mornings
Creating chimes of rustling tree leaves

She speaks to me through marvels of elaborate spider webs 
Through various trees’ dazzling green shades...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, giving, growth, happiness, summer,
Form: Personification
With thrash of wings our primal fly
lifts off, straight up, into the sky.
He shows off latest flying skills
with loop-the-loop and steep dive thrills.
In this way he patrols his patch
to guard the spot where those eggs hatch.
He is one tough fighting...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, animal,
Form: Rhyme
No poems from my pen would flow
I was bereft, was feeling low
From poetry I had a break
my muse once sleeping is awake!

I sit and write with quill in hand
pen simple lines folk understand
Perhaps I lured her back with cake
my muse...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, missing you, muse, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Butterflies Dragonflies and Bees
They flitter and flirt. They flutter, and I have to take an extra close look.
Are they faeries, brownies, butterflies, bees, dragonflies or what?
They are similar in a lot of ways and they all land on flowers.

Tiny blue moths languish on...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, flower, garden,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Shangri La
Yellow lilies in turquoise pots. Smiling happily, smug even.
But as happy as their cocky orange spotted cousins? Maybe not.
Their blue-red dark lily cousins had appeared for the first time this year.
They were outstanding; so remarkable, it was practically embarrassing.

The yard...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, garden,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member Archangel Jophiel and I
I am stifled, stagnant, stressed and seriously strung 
from streetlight to streetlight
There is nothing left, my energy is kaput, gone. 
My creativity is something I barely remember.
Until I get home to my refuge in the country, 
my trees, my lilacs,...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, garden,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member My Enthusiastic Garden
A variety of fragrant lilacs in the ground 
Purple and white asters, doilies in baby joy pink.
Prettier flowers in a garden are rarely found
My bird baths are used by cardinals and one blue jay I think

Verdant grasses are moist when...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 8th
Form: Sonnet
Pixie Dust
Do you believe in pixies? 
Little people of the night, 
Who skip and dance across the sky 
Until the morning light; 
From toadstool onto toadstool, 
Landing softly where they must, 
But the only thing you'll ever see 
Are specks of...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, children, fantasy, night,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Natures Greeting
Cattails dancing in a breeze by the creek;
Luring dragonflies to drink;
Nature’s beauty yells, “Hi!”

...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, animal, appreciation, environment, image, imagery, insect, nature,
Form: Kimo
Peace and Beauty

Of all the times i love one
A silent stream at setting sun
Errant crimson clouds floating far
And a rising star, glimmering afar

Of all the places, i like where
The land...Read More
Categories: dragonflies, beauty, peace,
Form: Free verse