Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dragonfly Days



My mother said:

"Girls who whistle come to bad ends.

Carry yourself with grace,

And keep your hair out of your face."


But Mama, that's shit.

There is kindness and love

And pulsing blood--

That's it.


I am thinking about dragonflies.

They carry themselves with grace and live for just a single day--

Their beauty made sharper

By brevity.

_________

13 comments:

Phil Bennett said...

That is very nice. "Their beauty made sharper...by brevity"

Love it!!!

Phil

Riot Kitty said...

I love dragonflies - beautiful post once again.

A Lady's Life said...

I love the little guys we have in Quebec but the huge 3 inch fellas in Ontario...... gosh you need a tennis racket to beat them off you.
They charge and head bang lol

Jannie Funster said...

I'm a constant whistler. Imagine my great relief to read your second paragraph!

pheromone girl said...

Ooh, I wish I could remember all the things I was told I couldn't be as a little girl. I bet I do them all!

Lovely - and dragonflies are my FAVORITE, too!

Shadow said...

i have to whistle. i have a parrot who 'talks' to me in whistles and i can't not reply?!?!?

and do dragonflys only live 1 day. really? how sad. they're so gorgeous!

Pete said...

lovely image and words I should let me daughter read ;-)

K said...

Excellent post.

I'd rather have a wonderful short life than a really boring safe long one.

G-Man said...

Every second counts with them does it not?

I liked this one Shay...

Tomorrows Friday......

Scarlet said...

Chica, you are the queen of dragonflies...only you'll live forever and they won't.

LOVE this one!

Daryl said...

Perfect.

Brevity.

Elegance.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Absolutley divine in its brevity also is your poem...your thoughts bring coolness to my flesh, the thoughts made whole in your views...thank you!

Mama Zen said...

Yes, perfect.