Dragon Fly, Settle By

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Dragonfly, Settle By

(A Shadorma Poem)

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Dragonfly,

With fast flights so bold,

Settle by.

Show off why,

Your agile wings fill the sky,

Body black and gold.

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Such big eyes,

How you view the world.

My surprise!

Off he flies,

When sudden wind lift applies,

See-through wings unfurl.

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Author Notes A Widow Skimmer Dragonfly alights on a stick in a field near my house. Agile aerial acrobats that whisk and hover about. They can fly at great speeds. It’s hard to get a picture of one. This one settled down a bit.


This poem is a Shadorma. A Shardoma is a short poem of six lines (a sextet) with a fixed syllable count of 3/5/3/3/7/5. This gives it a lively, expressive tempo. It can either be free verse or rhymed. I chose to rhyme it. I used abaaab. 


This picture was actually taken by my grandson, JT, when I let him try my Kodak 981 digital camera.

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