Archive for the ‘Dragonflies’ Category

End of 2018 Dragonfly Image   4 comments

Arizona Red Skimmer Dragonfly-blogArizona Red Skimmer Dragonfly — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Darting by, “Catch me if you can.”
Desiring to catch him in flight,
I try and try with false expectations.

Then, as if to tire he grabs a high perch
Taking the position reflecting a strength
As if an angle more than a dragon.

Life carries him from moment to moment
Each moment filled with a mystical mystery
Not knowing where he came or where he is going.

— kenne


A Christmas Dragonfly   2 comments

Sabino Canyon August 7 2013Red-tailed Pennant Dragonfly (Male) — Image by kenne

I’m not a dragonfly expert, so I’m ready to be corrected. After researching southern Arizona dragonfly images, this is my best guess. Regardless, this guy makes for a nice Christmas dragonfly.

— kenne


Flame Skimmer Dragonfly   2 comments

Flame Skimmer-Edit-2-blogFlame Skimmer Dragonfly — Image by kenne

Fly, Dragonfly!

Water nymph, you have
climbed from the shallows to don
your dragon-colors.
Perched on a reed stem
all night, shedding your skin, you dry
your wings in moonlight.

Night melts into day.
Swift birds wait to snap you up.
Fly, dragonfly! Fly!


Spine-Tipped Dancer Damselfly   2 comments

Spine-tipped Dancer damselfly (Argia extranea_Sabino-20170405_0001_2_blogSpine-Tipped Dancer Damselfly — Image by SCVN Naturalist Bill Kaufman 


Dragonflies   2 comments

emporer-dragonflies-mating-1-of-1-ii-blogDragonflies — Image by kenne

What is it about a work of art, even when it is bought and sold in the market, that makes us distinguish it from . . . pure commodities? A work of art is a gift, not a commodity. . . works of art exist simultaneously in two “economies”, a market economy and a gift economy. Only one of these is essential, however: a work of art can survive without the market, but where there is no gift, there is no art.

— Lewis Hyde

Looking For A Little Afternoon Delight   Leave a comment

Dragon Fly2015 05 04_0613_edited-2 blogDragonfly image taken in the woods of east Texas by kenne

Experts may know why
dragonflies land where they choose
often landing then away they fly
only to come back for a little snooze.

Dragonfly, dragonfly perched up high
choosing a branch on which to hand tight
hoping he will catch her eye
looking for a little afternoon delight.

— kenne

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