Saturday, April 10, 2021

Poetry: Dragonfly Dreaming


Gossamered in gold iridescence,

Fluttering in double-winged prescience,

Shimmering faery lights,

Trembling in an out

Of reality, magical,

Nearly corporeal, yet,

Nearly not,

Flickering one and one and one,

Bobbing, sentient, sapient,

Perched precariously on single blades,

Among seas of swaying grass,

Blanketing them, gilding them,

In a resplendent dream,

Of Spring,

Like souls of before,

Come again.

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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 Annette’s book was inspired by their idyllic summers at the beloved family Camp on Limekiln Lake, Inlet, in the beautiful Adirondacks. Her second book, Kaleidoscope, is an eclectic collection of original poetry as inspired by the ever-changing colors and directions of life.


7 Responses

  1. Noel A. Sherry says:

    Hi Annette, Looks like this is your second poem on dragonflies, with Ethan’s comment about your earlier one “Tiny Warrior,” such a powerful statement, and then this one about Dragonfly Dreaming. I am a huge dragon fly fan too. I found a dead one on our dock at Twitchell Lake many years back and took out the magnifying glass and took a closer look at the eyes, body, wings, then got interested in the flying mechanism watching an alive member of the same species. Fantastic. I got so interested I found a journal article about this little warrior to read what “the experts” had to say and to my surprise, a clear statement about that flying mechanism, which if harnessed by technology, could revolutionize personal flight on a human scale. I have a whole category I call “wonders of nature,” which this fits under, with interest in inventions from nature, another fascinating category, and then there are the poems on natures creatures and beauty and you capture that so well. Thankyou, keep ’em comin…oh, the Wikipedia article on dragonflies had some info about a flying machine that tries to imitate this “tiny warrior,” along those lines. Good article.

    • Annette Pisano-Higley says:

      What a beautiful, most intesting comment Noel. Thanks so much for your kind read and words.

  2. Phil Fitzpatrick says:

    Lovely. Thank you.

  3. FRANK PISANO says:

    A very sweet poem my sister. Love!

    • Annette Pisano-Higley says:

      There were so many dragonflies here when I wrote this. Now they seem to be gone and butterflies and bees took over-ha! Thanks so much for your beautiful and encouraging words as always Frankie!

  4. Beautiful descriptions.

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