Ode to a Dragonfly

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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.

#JohnKeats inspired

◄ Time

I forgot how to love you ►


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Kevin Tan

Mon 5th Jun 2023 11:24

Yeah it's really good English poetry. The poetry is really good. And the English is really good. 💐

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Mon 5th Jun 2023 10:42

You paint a lovely picture JD.
I also love the damsel flies down the park around the ponds-beautiful.

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Russell Jacklin

Mon 5th Jun 2023 09:51

Thank you all, Kevin I'm honoured with you comment.

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Kevin Tan

Mon 5th Jun 2023 06:47

Yes! One day I will write like this! 💖

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Bethany Sallis

Sat 3rd Jun 2023 23:46

Oh! the Odonata! like a piece of aerial jewellery! no finer and more welcome a guest to any lucky garden

Really beautiful poem JD

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keith jeffries

Sat 3rd Jun 2023 20:36

Well written and rhymed. An almost perfect description of one of the most attractive creatures.
Thank you for this,

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