with almost no pressure, six times

touching the stem


This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Little Creatures #18, Issa’s “rice blossoms”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood –

3 thoughts on “Dragonfly

  1. Oh, this song! Positively swoon-worthy! 😉

    There’s joy in this haiku … and yet … perhaps some sensual overtones too?

    Really missing the dragonflies. Even here in town they visit — brief and beautiful moments.

    • It took me a good while to find a song I like that has dragonflies in. I haven’t heard this in ages, so was pleased when my searches rounded it up 🙂

      For a while I’ve wanted to try that haiku thing of looking at a small incident very precisely (I remember a haiku where the wind places one leaf upon another..) and, by definition, that becomes rather sensual. Plus I can see different meanings being possible here 😉

      Yes, I’m looking forward to having dragonflies patrol my garden again. And bats, hopefully!

      • Oh yes. I was digging those layers 😉

        Need to find that leaf-stacking haiku once I’m back home…. Hmmm….an interesting technique to try sometime….

        Here’s hoping you have lots of bats this summer!!!

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