Dragonfly – A Poem
For the body
A thirsty twig
Blackened as the earth
Forgotten and abandoned over time
For the wings
Smash a stained glass window
And take the pieces
They say that beauty is in the flaws
For the heart
Let it fly freely
Unencumbered by confinement
For freedom is of what we dream.
© 2011 Anne Oddity. All rights reserved.
By my Buddhist nature I am always learning how to be more in tune with nature. Last winter I was having a collision with ravens and then it was peacocks. Lately it seems that dragonflies keep coming to me in nature. It seems they are everywhere! What strikes me as strange about this is that there are no wet lands even remotely close to my house. Dragonflies are amazing creatures. They can fly up to 60 MPH. In Japan they represent courage, hope and happiness. To me they are beautiful and I love how Anne Oddity described their wings as stained glass. The wings of a dragonfly are so very transparent yet absolutely loaded with the colors of the rainbow. For whatever reason it seems dragonflies are my representative symbol for this early summer and I love it!