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Black Gossamer And Legs

Rating: 4.0
Gossamer wings they always have,
Like the one I saw today,
Perched on the balcony railing to say,
Don't just look, come out to play.
But I'd quickly went in when I saw him come.
As much to see him as not to be touched.
I ran inside and stood looking out,
Trying to figure what he was about.
He sat there on his crooked legs.
Black sheer wings flicked to and 'fro.
Thinking of what I just don't know.
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POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Dragonflies are my favorite insects. I couldn't believe it when a black one flitted onto the balcony, and flew back and forth. I rushed inside because I didn't want to scare it way. Also, that old childhood superstition comes to mind when I see them. Supposedly, if a dragonfly lights on your eye, you will go blind. It lighted on the balcony railing, and to my delight, sat there for some time as I watched. I don't get to see them that often. They seem magical, something that I would not see in the ordinary places in which I live.
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COMMENTS
Khairul Ahsan 22 December 2013
The poem captures a particular scene and a particular mood so well! You may like to read my poem 'Dragonfly' and comment. I would like to have your comment on some of my other poems as well, if you can make time to read and say a word or two.
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Sj Holland 22 June 2013
@Ruth Walters I know. As long as I can watch sometimes, I'm happy. If I could catch one, it would probably die from unhappiness.. I feel particularly blessed to have seen this one.
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Ruth Walters 22 June 2013
The elusive dragon fly, independent of us all, not wishing to be captured
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Sj Holland 22 June 2013
@Bobby Wynn Thank you. Writing about nature and romance have always run neck and neck with me :)
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R.j. Wynn 21 June 2013
Very cool my lady, congrats on a favorite.
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Sj Holland 20 June 2013
Thank you both, Paul and Jesus. Depth and minute detail. I think the ability to write with those qualities comes from appreciating small things. From just sitting, and looking, and thinking.
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Jesus Diaz Llorico 20 June 2013
excellent write...a talent to observe the minute detail of the surrounding. beautifully done.
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Paul Brookes 15 June 2013
Beautiful......................... with such depth. BB : O)
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