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:

  1. Nice to read these lines with the pic.

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

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  3. Let's rejuvenate as well!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° >

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

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  5. Its quite a big fat one with interesting coloured wings.

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  6. Tennyson was brilliant with descriptions.

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

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  8. 'a living flash of light' i like that.

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  9. HI Denise Lovely shot and great poem. Margaret

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

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

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Nice combination of photo and poem!

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  13. 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)

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  14. 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

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  15. Sweet little poem by Tennyson and a picture perfect..

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