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The Dragonflies'Lair~Thread XXXI
Talented poets and friends of The Dragonflies' Lair | October 5, 2006 | bentfeather/Poets of the Lair

Posted on 10/05/2006 8:13:09 PM PDT by Soaring Feather



My Dragon Fly and Me



If I could be a Dragon Fly
and wing my way through the sky
I would never be shy
just me and my Dragon Fly!

By moonlight we ride the wind
chase the comets tail for fun
by day we would hide from the sun
our fragile wings would come undone

On darkest nights we would use
fireflies as our guide
we would dip and we would glide
through the heavens open wide
and scatter diamonds in the night sky
my Dragon Fly and me...

And we would wing past our lovers
silent in the night...
to kiss their face in our flight
much to their surprise and delight
my Dragon Fly and me in sight...

Such a view do we share
away up here in the air
of breezes soft through our hair
my Dragon Fly and me a pair...

bentfeather©
2002





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KEYWORDS: dragonflies; dragons; glengaulway; haiku; originalpoetry; songlyrics
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1 posted on 10/05/2006 8:13:09 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: WayzataJOHNN; HopeandGlory; Lady Jag; starbase; fatima; Knitting A Conundrum; ScubieNuc; ...
New Thread Ping!

2 posted on 10/05/2006 8:18:08 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: SoldierDad

Just a new thread ping. Dang, I missed you in my first one. Sorry.


3 posted on 10/05/2006 8:24:32 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

No worries. None of us can remember all that needs remembering.


4 posted on 10/05/2006 8:28:29 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: SoldierDad

Thanks for stopping round, I'll do the usual morning ping.


5 posted on 10/05/2006 8:29:47 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Great, I'll look forward to the ping.


6 posted on 10/05/2006 8:30:34 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: bentfeather

Loved the poem.


7 posted on 10/05/2006 8:32:23 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: SoldierDad
Thank You.
That poem won my book publishing contract in 2003. It's a precious poem for me. It has been the lead poem on every thread, save the Anniversary Thread we just left.


The poem was written in about twenty minutes.
I knew it was a winner before I ever read it in competition. Was I confident, yes I was.
8 posted on 10/05/2006 8:35:58 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: All

An Astrologer's Song
by Rudyard Kipling

To the Heavens above us
O look and behold
The Planets that love us
All harnessed in gold!
What chariots, what horses
Against us shall bide
While the Stars in their courses
Do fight on our side?

All thought, all desires,
That are under the sun,
Are one with their fires,
As we also are one:
All matter, all spirit,
All fashion, all frame,
Receive and inherit
Their strength from the same.

(Oh, man that deniest
All power save thine own,
Their power in the highest
Is mightily shown.
Not less in the lowest
That power is made clear.
Oh, man, if thou knowest,
What treasure is here!)

Earth quakes in her throes
And we wonder for why!
But the blind planet knows
When her ruler is nigh;
And, attuned since Creation
To perfect accord,
She thrills in her station
And yearns to her Lord.

The waters have risen,
The springs are unbound--
The floods break their prison,
And ravin around.
No rampart withstands 'em,
Their fury will last,
Till the Sign that commands 'em
Sinks low or swings past.

Through abysses unproven
And gulfs beyond thought,
Our portion is woven,
Our burden is brought.
Yet They that prepare it,
Whose Nature we share,
Make us who must bear it
Well able to bear.

Though terrors o'ertake us
We'll not be afraid.
No power can unmake us
Save that which has made.
Nor yet beyond reason
Or hope shall we fall--
All things have their season,
And Mercy crowns all!

Then, doubt not, ye fearful--
The Eternal is King--
Up, heart, and be cheerful,
And lustily sing:--
What chariots, what horses
Against us shall bide
While the Stars in their courses
Do fight on our side?


9 posted on 10/05/2006 8:37:45 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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Barrack-Room Ballads
by Rudyard Kipling

When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre,
He'd 'eard men sing by land an' sea;
An' what he thought 'e might require,
'E went an' took -- the same as me!

The market-girls an' fishermen,
The shepherds an' the sailors, too,
They 'eard old songs turn up again,
But kep' it quiet -- same as you!

They knew 'e stole; 'e knew they knowed.
They didn't tell, nor make a fuss,
But winked at 'Omer down the road,
An' 'e winked back -- the same as us!


10 posted on 10/05/2006 8:39:28 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: All

Good night everyone.
Please remember our troops with a prayer.

11 posted on 10/05/2006 8:48:03 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather; ASA Vet; JimSEA; killjoy; fatima; Lady Jag; stephenjohnbanker; SoldierDad; ...
Alright! A new thread! I might as well post up the rest of my pictures (or at least another batch, 39 pictures is more that it seems!)

Previous Thai pictures #1
Previous Thai pictures #2
Previous Thai pictures #3
Previous Thai pictures #4

1. Remember the Mysterious Path? Well it didn't really lead to the sunny temples (those are a one hour flight to the north!). It really leads to....



2. The Khao Sarn Road Temple! (which is partly under repair!). Technically it doesn't "lead to" the temple, it really points in another direction, and the temple and path are already on the same grounds anyway, but I'm trying to create a flow here!



3. Buddha's Big Footprint This is an ancient Buddhist symbol. One of the ancient kings who the Buddha was visiting begged him to leave some souvenir to remember Buddha. So Buddha stepped his foot into the river bank, leaving a foot print. Rather clever, it embodies the Buddha's teachings that all things never last and attachment to that which won't last anyway is the source of pain in life. So he left a very temporary foot print as both souvenir, and an example of his teachings:



4.Bring Out Your Bells! I would surmise that this is the old bell from the enscafolded bell tower.



5. Shhhhh! Someone is Meditating! Here's a dark colored Buddha statue which sits in this personal enclosure. Shhhh!
This is from a different temple a few blocks away from that first one.



6. Chinese Style Patio This temple, near the Khao Sarn Road temple, has been having some renovation done. I don't think this Chinese influenced patio was finished two years ago.



Well I think that's it for now. I believe I can squeeze one more presentation out of the roll I took, 8 weeks ago! Wild, it both seems like yesterday, and seems like forever ago.

I'm weighing whether to rush back to Taiwan sooner, or hang out a couple more weeks. If I stay longer in Thailand then I'll spend next week on the little islands in East Thailand, and snap some pics of the natural scenery type stuff. Otherwise I guess the next project will be pictues of Taiwan!

Cheers everyone!

starbase
12 posted on 10/05/2006 10:28:54 PM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: starbase

Great pix. Thanks for sharing.


13 posted on 10/05/2006 10:32:22 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: bentfeather

Good morning,

Ms Feather!

14 posted on 10/06/2006 5:02:37 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........Support the artists appearing in the Canteen (buy a BURKA)!)
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To: tomkow6; WayzataJOHNN; HopeandGlory; Lady Jag; SoldierDad; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001; ...

Good morning everyone.

15 posted on 10/06/2006 6:21:53 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: starbase
WOW, fascinating pictures, thank you.
16 posted on 10/06/2006 6:24:17 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: tomkow6

Hilarious!


17 posted on 10/06/2006 6:25:29 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather; All
I think I'll try a poem that has nothing to do with Thailand, for a change!


Twisted Currents

Down by the creek
are the fruits we seek
not the onion, carrot, or leek

but the current it is
dripping juice from our fists

picked from the vine
packed full of life
some are yours, some are mine

music from pipes
dancing under the moon
black as a beautiful mare

currents go into our brew
twisted currents are our fare
twisted currents for me, twisted currents for you
/////////////////////////////////////////////////
to be continued!

My muse ran out for a smoke! But this one's half finished. (any takers on finishing it??!!)
18 posted on 10/06/2006 7:55:30 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: bentfeather

Good Morning, Ms Feather. Hope your day is going well.


19 posted on 10/06/2006 7:57:06 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: starbase

This is good!! Let me work on it.


20 posted on 10/06/2006 7:59:26 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: SoldierDad
Ah, another gorgeous Fall day.


Last night, when I went to bed, the temp was 36F. Getting near to a frost now. I am sure in rural areas they did have.
21 posted on 10/06/2006 8:01:39 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

Alright, take your time! ;-)


22 posted on 10/06/2006 8:02:09 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: bentfeather

I'm not sure of the overnight low, but it was 53F when I left for work.


23 posted on 10/06/2006 8:10:34 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: starbase; SoldierDad; WayzataJOHNN; HopeandGlory; Lady Jag; All
Twisted Currents

Down by the creek
are the fruits we seek
not the onion, carrot, or leek

but the current it is
dripping juice from our fists


picked from the vine
packed full of life
some are yours, some are mine


music from pipes
dancing under the moon
black as a beautiful mare


currents go into our brew
twisted currents are our fare
twisted currents for me, twisted currents for you


starbase



A current on the loose
cuts deep into the soil
gouging out new frontiers
along the winding trail

a grape vine near the waters edge
heavy with her fruit
must drop her burden soon or all
will be moot


The apple trees now hanging low
their sweetness cannot be contained
cause, on a sunny day's walk in orchards deep
her sweet ripeness still remains


So life flows along the old water ways
the youth in fullness ripe and fresh
burdened in fall's long days.


The orchard prepares for colder days
lets down her golden hair
and bares her limbs raised above the barren earth
on these last warm days.


The currents twist another direction
jack frost paints white
icy patterns on the glass... like a magic flight
into the wonderland of ice, snow and cold
North winds swoop down upon the waiting orchard below.


Thus, the currants twist and turn
ebb and flow they do
like squeezing life from the sand
on every path we go.


bentfeather (c) 10/6/06
24 posted on 10/06/2006 8:22:46 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: starbase

Thank you for posting those photos!

They are stunningly beautiful!!!


25 posted on 10/06/2006 9:17:18 AM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra [https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate])
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To: bentfeather

Saved for later reading.


26 posted on 10/06/2006 9:17:34 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: bentfeather; tomkow6; WayzataJOHNN; HopeandGlory; SoldierDad; Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001
Good Friday, all!



Autumn, Mount Desert Island, Maine

27 posted on 10/06/2006 9:25:39 AM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra [https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate])
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To: Lady Jag

And a very Good Friday to you, Lady. Beautiful scene.


28 posted on 10/06/2006 9:38:19 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier fighting in the WOT)
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To: SoldierDad

Autumn is a beautiful time of year!

Good Friday to you, and a fabulous weekend, too.


29 posted on 10/06/2006 9:48:44 AM PDT by Lady Jag (I dreamed I surfed all day in my monthly donor wonder bra [https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate])
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To: bentfeather

Earth Tone Treasures

Orange tints fade to yellow rust
and cold fall rains pull them down
and the ground carpeted with summer past
its just the same here all over town
summer fled warm times now bust

Crisp crackling leaf piles to jump in,
and wade through in happy moments
in our inner childlike joy long as they last
a vivid gift of the passing season sent
missed until they finally come again


30 posted on 10/06/2006 10:09:23 AM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: Lady Jag

Good afternoon, Lady Jag.

Lovely graphic.


31 posted on 10/06/2006 10:18:48 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Great title, rich poem.


32 posted on 10/06/2006 10:19:59 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Yeehaw!!

33 posted on 10/06/2006 10:29:06 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather
Ah, bentfeather, this one's really excellent.

The orchard prepares for colder days
lets down her golden hair


The "orchard preparing for colder days" sounds like trees going into hibernation.

A current on the loose
cuts deep into the soil
gouging out new frontiers
along the winding trail

This part really brings to life wild vines growing.

The apple trees now hanging low
their sweetness cannot be contained
cause, on a sunny day's walk in orchards deep
her sweet ripeness still remains


Lovely bit of rhyming, which I know is not your preferred method of expression! ;-)

Thus, the currants twist and turn
ebb and flow they do
like squeezing life from the sand
on every path we go.


Extremely delightful. The twisting and turning captures plant life moving into a winter's death(i.e. hibernation)
And "squeezing life from the sand" adds a new dimension of imagery to the piece!

All in all, I'd say, two thumbs up for bentfeather's "addition"!!

Nice writing with ya!!! ;-)
34 posted on 10/06/2006 11:06:16 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: starbase
Awww, thank you.


I do sincerely feel you laid down excellent ground work and inspiration as a catalyst for me.


I do so enjoy your analysis of poetry, you're really good at it. Actually, you paint a vivid picture in your analysis, connecting the words to mental images in doing so.


Thanks so much, it's a honor.


I have safed a few of the pictures you posted today for your special place. ;)
35 posted on 10/06/2006 11:27:20 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: All

A little fun.




EVERY TIME YOU CLICK ON YOUR MOUSE IT CHANGES COLOR.


Click here: http://www.jacksonpollock.org/


36 posted on 10/06/2006 11:32:22 AM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: All



Tansu Ciller, the first woman prime minister
of Turkey, said, "Nobody can resist a ripe
idea. The idea today is change."






Today is Friday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2006 with 86 to
follow. The moon is full. The morning stars are Venus and
Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Jupiter, Uranus,
Neptune, Mars and Pluto.


37 posted on 10/06/2006 12:26:26 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

A fall color poem seemed just right somehow!

The link is a delight, one can let it all out as it were!


38 posted on 10/06/2006 1:27:34 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN
LOL we can paint like Pollack! Splashes and splats!
39 posted on 10/06/2006 2:49:46 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

In a haiku mood I guess

Tiger eyes glow soft
amid the shadowing trees
by still waters deep
________________________

I weep over stones
piled to mark the sad past
under a pale moon
________________________

Swords clash heroes fall
wisdom is deserted then
outside my garden
_______________________

Eyes deep as her love
speak of those moments now past
as white cranes take wing


40 posted on 10/06/2006 4:27:12 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

These are all stunning!

I especially love the last haiku. Fabulously rich in images.



41 posted on 10/06/2006 5:06:25 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

here are a few more that decided they wanted out.

Evening settles soft
colors fade to monochrome
outside my window
_______________________

The Heron strides on
water ripples in passing
and frogs dive so deep
_______________________

Dragonflies flit by
masters of the fen’s night sky
jewels on the wind
_______________________

I dream, I dream so
worlds apart from the now
upon sands of time
_______________________

Your lips say nothing
yet your sweet eyes say it all
here in your garden


42 posted on 10/06/2006 6:09:44 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Oh my, these are fabulous! I love them all.


43 posted on 10/06/2006 6:29:56 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Exquisite.




Dragonflies flit by
masters of the fen’s night sky
jewels on the wind


44 posted on 10/06/2006 6:31:03 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: WayzataJOHNN

pouting lips perfect
begging for attentions eye
swishing the black lace gown


45 posted on 10/06/2006 6:40:18 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: bentfeather

"pouting lips perfect
begging for attentions eye
swishing the black lace gown"


Sigh!




;^)


46 posted on 10/06/2006 6:45:50 PM PDT by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN
riding a black mare
surrendering the moon
lost in space with you
47 posted on 10/06/2006 6:56:01 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: WayzataJOHNN; All

Elvis Presley~When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold

48 posted on 10/06/2006 7:03:26 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: WayzataJOHNN; starbase; All

Rightous Brothers~You've Lost That Loving Feeling

49 posted on 10/06/2006 7:07:25 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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To: All

Sam Cooke~Bring It Home To Me

50 posted on 10/06/2006 7:10:19 PM PDT by Soaring Feather
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