Thought Wings

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem which investigates some of the symbolic significance of dragonflies

Dragonfly: light standard bearer
Heraldic image of the uncertain
Rising to him, the prisoner's prayer,
Watching from behind an iron curtain

Even poor children easily play
With those wings of watered silk
And when the world has had it's day
Millenia remain to his ilk

Dragonfly: fulcrum caught
Between mystical and mundane
Two distinct realms of thought
A water borne creature of rain.

Submitted: September 20, 2009

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nice one loved it sj

Tue, September 22nd, 2009 12:38pm

Mistress of Word Play

I love the comparisons that you made in this poem. Perfect flow and the wording could not be better.
Loved it.

Thu, October 1st, 2009 4:45pm


Thanks Susan. I had to look up some symbology; but then the poem almost wrote itself. Seemed like it wanted to exist pretty badly, lol. (well it IS one of my favorite topics on earth too)

Thu, October 1st, 2009 7:45pm

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