Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Poetry: Death of a Dragonfly

Death of a Dragonfly
(All lives matter…)
See season changes so temperate,

That one must still their breath, softly,

Even to notice.

Parading a lushness of bloom,

Riotous tendrils burst and grow anew,

In sparkling diamonds of morning dew,

Reveling in summer’s persistent,

And benevolent façade.


Migrant sparrows escape winter nests,

To fly far and feast on exotic bounties,

Of smaller prey that fly, and crawl, and creep,

They, unaware, or so resigned to fate,

Since life is life,

And the weaker are often captured,

By the stronger.


Allow an indulgent tear, in the solemn sight,

Of the death of a single dragonfly,

One sparrow sustaining itself on one single dragonfly.

It is a whisper of a death, mayhap writ into time,

A humble, quiet death,

But a death to be noticed and to be mourned,

For the world is so immeasurably less,

In its loss.

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Annette Pisano-Higley is a Registered Nurse living in both Albany and Florida. She is a published song-lyricist and published a book of her original Adirondack poetry, with photography by her husband Walter Higley, Adirondack Echoes, available on Amazon.com. Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful New York State Adirondack Park.


3 Responses

  1. Ed Zahniser says:

    Enjoyed the poem very much. Thanks for sharing.

  2. FRANK PISANO says:

    Loved your poem. Again means much of life it’s self. Love you sister!

  3. Gail Aldous says:

    Beautiful images! Your last eight lines especially moved me. I also loved these lines,
    “Riotous tendrils burst and grow anew,

    In sparkling diamonds of morning dew,”.

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