Hello Faisal:"It spun such lightfrom its lit wings -"How evocative are these lines as, indeed, how thought provoking the whole poem particularly when one translates, or sees, the dragonfly as a metaphor for life itself.And are they not anyway such creatures of beauty and so very, very ephemeral? We recall them in and around the natural pool which, along with a stream, we were so fortunate as to have in our Herefordshire garden.A wonderful post, Faisal, which is so carefully and thoughtfully illustrated. You possess a certain magic, that we do know.
Hello Jane and Lance: well, I'm a dragonfly, myself, in ways. They delight me no end, the dragonflies in my garden, here in Melbourne where they're normally infrequent. Thank you. I don't know if I have any magic; I do know I have two very good friends who give me supportive feedback, two dragonflies, two delicate, courageous individuals. God bless.
Thank you so much.
A dragonfly seems to symbolize a message of change and more specific, change to a higher level of maturity. Let's hope this extraordinary dragonfly will continue to spread its light, and never be far out of sight.
Thank you Hannah so much for that. I hadn't considered the symbolism of the life of the dragonfly - its re-emergence and subsequent splendour - but of course that's partly what makes it compelling.
Thank you very much Paul. I was delighted to find this little object the other day.
Lovely images and the most appropriate words to go with them.
Thank you Friko. I'm touched by your kindness!
Beautiful, Faisal! Lovely words and images. How miraculous is the dragonfly?
Miraculous, yes. These things we see in nature remind us of eternity.