Dance of the Dragonfly




Large cup-shaped crater at the public gardens

Filled with water, lilies, and maiden grasses

Home to a family of ducks and koi, who

Swim gently under skipping water striders


A space free of predators. A protected habitat.

Ample time to watch the dragonflies dance

Above rippling water and wind-waved reeds

Pellets of food provided by hands outreached


When people have stopped their bustling

The sun’s hot rays have wrapped up the day

With Orion watching amid sparkling stars

On solid steady rock, I tuck my feet and head


Ease into a bowl-shaped slumber

Secure as protected unhatched egg

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9inety's picture

very vivid

with all the sounds, sights and smells of nature.

you are truly a gifted poet.

here is my take on the same subject




"One of the best results of life, is the torment of love"

Dylan Eliot

allets's picture

Wowed I Am

The ending was magnificent! - The middle magic, the beginning, rare - Just visited Niagra Botanical Gardents a few weeks ago. Habitat is a great word - Just Bein' Stella




OneVoice's picture

Thank you

I love botanical gardens. Haven't seen Niagra yet. I'll add it to my To Do list.