Ode to a Dragonfly
Oh, Dragonfly, ephemeral creature of the skies,
With wings that glisten and mesmerize.
Through nature's patchwork world, take flight,
Reflected opalescence belittles light.
With grace, you dance the summer breeze.
Aerial acrobat, netless trapeze.
A lissom body, set on a delicate frame,
An inner strength puts most to shame
With emerald and sapphire hues,
Delicate wings, iridescent blues
You’re a harbinger of Spring’s rebirth,
Navigating as you do, betwixt air and earth.
Through sunlit meadows, you stealthily glide,
Your winged quarry will soon have life denied.
A guardian of rivers, ponds, and streams,
Your presence evokes both magic and dreams.
Oh, Dragonfly, your three-sixty gaze,
Witnesses the secrets of nature's maze.
A denizen of both the water and the sky,
You embellish our world, fly high, fly high.
Let me marvel at your fickle flight,
Enchanted creature of pure delight.
Oh, Dragonfly, we all applaud your poise,
Adding a welcomed silence to our worldly noise.