POPO2022 day 17 — dragonflies

card 17 dragonflies resized

sticks live – and they fly
is how they maneuver why
they’re dubbed dragonfly?

sticks live – and they fly
rainbow bodies, gossamer wings
hunting over fields

how they maneuver
belies their simple design –
except for their eyes

they’re dubbed dragonfly
sky’s tiny smokeless terrors
unlit cigarettes

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    How wonderfully you’ve described the dragonfly.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks very much, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes they are. Quite scary also if you look at them too closely. Their larvae, which live in the water, are quite creepy.

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  2. Badfinger (Max) says:

    I love dragonflies… although they are odd. I just saw one this weekend…along with a small snake.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Oh dear, where were you at with snakes??? Hope you did ok when you saw the snake.

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      1. Badfinger (Max) says:

        I was working on our old truck (more on that Sat) and I kicked a rock and there it was…it was probably only 5 inches long so I couldn’t tell if it was a bad one or not…it went into the woods. I kept an eye out for mom.
        After tonight they should be gone…we are getting a frost.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Wow I wouldn’t have thought to look for the mother but I just googled that most snakes who live near or in water have live births.

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          1. Badfinger (Max) says:

            I barely saw the thing at first…I thought it was a worm until I kicked another rock…that was enough for me as it sped away.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Well at least you know where they might be hiding! Maybe the frost will put them in suspended animation (forgot the word for it other than outright hibernation.)

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              1. Badfinger (Max) says:

                Yea…they should be for the most part gone in a week or so for good until spring.

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  3. Jules says:

    An enjoyable verse indeed. I enjoy the little flying damsel flies too!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Jules, thanks much. I think we used to call them sewing bugs.

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      1. Jules says:

        Fun nick name 🙂

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