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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!

—  JOYCE SIDMAN

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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