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
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Winter Poems, 2020
I planted this giant Water Oak as a 4 foot tall twig 25 years ago.
My backyard on a sunny Winter day last week.
Winter Trees By Marion Lawless
The trees are all bare tonight, their gangly limbs, bony-fingered arrows pointing to the ghostly full moon shining luminously overhead casting murky shadows on the frozen ground.
Unearthly they seem--- like beings from another realm, vulnerable and naked, yet sure of who they are--- safe, watched over by the stars.
<><><><><><><><><><> "Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?" ~Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982