Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday December 20, 2010 Potluck Poetry




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REFLECTIONS, INTERPRETATIONS AND MUSINGS
I thought when I was stopped short
By the sight of the brilliant red dragonfly.
The encounter had to do with the Poems of the Desert,
Earlier I had set about reading all that I could,
Learning about the desert.

This sighting predicted a change.
How could I have known
My energies would be diverted,
The change was coming.
There was a far off rumbling.....

My eyes scanned the horizon,
I had no idea what I was looking for,
Four months passed,
I was changing,
What I was investigating,
What I was interested in,
Now the dragonfly had settled on books,
That is the order of the day.

Books to hold,
Books to open,
Conceal and reveal
This seems to be the proper course,
Always the one that requires all that I have been,
And will ever be.

There was much thought,
And then a crescendo,
Five projects were completed.
I had to make them visible to "see."

Now, it seems I am working more slowly,
Thinking, working, writing,
And painting
What an adventure,
This life!



This is a Dragon book/project, based on the sighting of the red dragon fly. I read that there is a Native American tale about how coyote tricked the dragon, and forever after the dragon was the dragonfly.

10 comments:

  1. first dragonflies are cool...a fav of mine...as well as books...and life is an adventure, sometimes fast, others slow, but each has its own appreciation...

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  2. Now, it seems I am working more slowly,
    Thinking, working, writing,
    And painting
    What an adventure,
    This life!...

    great reflections, love the ending phrase.
    what a delight to see you contribute to potluck..

    A++

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  3. lovely-- heres mine- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/painted-hallways/

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  4. a red dragonfly- beautiful inspiration- lovely poem

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  5. It's good to see you found one than one to have fun!

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  6. Books to hold,
    Books to open,
    Conceal and reveal

    Yes!

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  7. What a very interesting path you are on! And books - yes, you can't go wrong with books!

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  8. Patch by patch life is full. Nicely done.

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