The Dragonfly

The Dragonfly

A Poem by Voice11

Intense beauty



It Struck me like Lightening


Beauty in it's purest form


Flying like a spirit passed me


that Creature made of the Goddess


The Dragonfly!


But not just any Dragonfly,


Captivating colors looking like 


that of


a hummingbird


Blends of blues and greens


and shining pinks sparkling


in the sunlight.


It pulled my heart from me


and brought me to my knees


with every movement of its


acrobatic flight.


Teasing me like a lover


Coming so close towards me...


I could almost touch it....


for an instant, my heart stops.


Then just as fast it pulls away


and soars high into the sky!


I almost cried out in frustration


at the endless torture.


I stared openly, like a love


struck fool


hands held out,


just begging


for it to rest upon me


for one mere second.


Instead I watch as


it flies farther and farther away from me


Saddened,  I stand


Free from its spell.


I walk home in a daze


but with hope


in my heart and in my head


that one day I could capture


even a small escence of


a beauty such as that


of the Dragonfly.










© 2017 Voice11

Author's Note

Just some word vomit trying to explain how I saw it.

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Awesome piece!
The reading was a thrilling experience.:)

Posted 7 Years Ago

I really liked it, I pictured the way it was moving and I liked the atmosphere it reminded me of summer!

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love dragonflies and this poem depicts them beautifully. I can actually picture it as you did! great write!!


Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow this is amazing, great imagery in this.

Posted 11 Years Ago

This made me think, of nature's beauty and the wonders of creation! Also, the "free" life of a dragonfly, fits with the concept, of a "free spirit". The imagery is probably the main strength of this poem, actually. Also, I see the escape of this beautiful natural creation (the dragonfly), as a reminder of how love can sometimes fly away, and leaves us standing! In addition, how beauty can sometimes be so difficult for a woman to keep hold of, no matter how strong her yearning might be.

Thankyou, Voice11! A lovely poem, although it does meander a little in places, lacks a true structure and rhyming scheme. Keep writing, my friend!

Posted 11 Years Ago

one part dragon,one part feelings,add two parts fantasy,stir in one part love,and mix well...
serve with garnishments of butterflies and water lilly,with some pond frog on the pads.

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Although I don't get it, I like it !!!!

Posted 11 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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