For the Love of a Dragonfly

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BobBradshaw
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For the Love of a Dragonfly

#1 Post by BobBradshaw » 05 May 2019, 23:11

For the Love of a Dragonfly


Its youth is like a water nymph’s,
swimming for years among gardens

of submerged plants. You, too,
recall your youth in memories

of water, learning to float
in your daddy’s arms at the Y,

sprinting to the end of the pool
in team meets in high school.

In Japan the dragonfly means
to be happy...and clearly

you are. Did you know
dragonflies mate in mid air,

their bodies folding together
in a heart shape?

How I admire your agile body...
Suki, my body warms

to yours like a stream's
shallows to midday sunlight.

Hurry before the ardor
of the moment cools,
leaving behind
a blur.

Kenneth2816
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Re: For the Love of a Dragonfly

#2 Post by Kenneth2816 » 06 May 2019, 01:31

Very lovely and gentle. Another fine poem. Nothing I saw needs improvement.

BobBradshaw
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Re: For the Love of a Dragonfly

#3 Post by BobBradshaw » 06 May 2019, 03:53

Thanks, Ken

meenas17
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Re: For the Love of a Dragonfly

#4 Post by meenas17 » 06 May 2019, 17:02

Bob, You are a master craftsman.
meenas17

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