Dragonfly: Any of various large insects of the order Odonata or suborder Anisoptera, having a long slender body and two pairs of narrow, net-veined wings that are usually held outstretched while the insect is at rest. Also called regionally darner, darning needle, mosquito fly, mosquito hawk, needle, skeeter hawk.
Poetry: The art or work of a poet.
Prolixity: Excessive wordiness in speech or writing; longwindedness
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I found this beautiful photo at Pinterest. I don't know the source, but the way the sunlight touches the wood of the open window breaks my heart and reminds me of Autumn. I think of the past, of friends, of a woman in a window, and I grieve and I don't know why. Time, which used to pass like molasses being poured from a cold cup, is now a runaway train.
But Autumn seems possible once again. I hope, in the autumn of my life.
foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and
there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a
beauty who has seen one season too many. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would
fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages
you've been. ~Madeleine L'Engle
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last
days. ~John Burroughs
The soul's dark cottage, battered and decayed, Lets in new light through
chinks that time hath made. ~Edmund Waller