Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Dragon-fly


The Dragon-fly
by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro' crofts and pastures wet and dew
A living flash of light he flew.

18 comments:

Indrani said...

Nice to read these lines with the pic.

Mascha said...

Thank you for foto and poem, that I`m reading early in the morning...
Have nice days in this week and good trip :-)
Mascha

ladyfi said...

Sigh - lovely!

Cloudia said...

Let's rejuvenate as well!



ALOHA from Honolulu
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Kay said...

I've never read this poem before and I love it. Your photo illustrates it perfectly.

diane b said...

Its quite a big fat one with interesting coloured wings.

Valerie said...

Tennyson was brilliant with descriptions.

KaHolly said...

Just lovely, Denise! Thanks for sharing. What a great way to begin my day!

TexWisGirl said...

'a living flash of light' i like that.

Adam said...

cool dragon fly

Tanya Breese said...

that is sweet :)

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Denise Lovely shot and great poem. Margaret

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Catching a dragonfly when it is still is a little like catching the wind. Good job!

Betsy Adams said...

Love the photo AND the poem.... That is a gorgeous dragon-fly.

Hugs,
Betsy

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice combination of photo and poem!

MJ said...

HELLO Denise... I am so glad to see you! I am SO trying to reconnect with everybody once more... it's going to take time ... How are you my friend? I see you are posting lovely photos and beautiful words as always... I am NEVER disappointed when I come to visit!! I will bookmark your site and hope to be around for a long time. ♥

MJ (formerly of rocky mtn. retreat)

Cathy said...

Hello Denise
I think you are having too much fun with that (new?) camera of yours lol
Great photo with great words to accompany it
Take care
Cathy

Ranita Sinha said...

Sweet little poem by Tennyson and a picture perfect..