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The Dragonflies' Lair ~ Thread XXXIX~ June ~ July~ August
Poets of The Dragonflies' Lair | June 19, 2007 | Soaring Feather

Posted on 06/19/2007 6:14:42 PM PDT by Soaring Feather





My Dragonfly 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 (c) 2002


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; Society
KEYWORDS: dragonflies; lair; originalpoetry; poetry
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To: Kathy in Alaska

That rat is supposed to be white! It’s so gray with smoke it’s a wonder it survived at all


151 posted on 06/20/2007 6:33:37 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

Within our organization we have a fire chief and he says that depending upon the amount of smoke inhalation the rat may develop pneumonia


152 posted on 06/20/2007 6:43:37 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Soaring Feather

Just the kind of weather to develop allergies to mold and mildew.


153 posted on 06/20/2007 6:44:35 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: All

Good night everyone.

154 posted on 06/20/2007 7:14:14 PM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Good night Soaring Feather. Rest well.


155 posted on 06/20/2007 8:01:41 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: NY Attitude

If they are forewarned, they can pre-treat the little guy, right? I hope.


156 posted on 06/20/2007 8:01:49 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

I am sure that they can.


157 posted on 06/20/2007 8:02:39 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Lady Jag

How did your day go?


158 posted on 06/20/2007 8:03:18 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: NY Attitude

It’s been a better day, thanks. It improved as it went on. All I did was take it easy. Around 7:30, I got and took the new diabetes med and my meter got a new battery and hoping for the best.

I need a vacation, how about you?


159 posted on 06/20/2007 8:42:16 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

A vacation really sounds great. There are so many places with unrest it is difficult to pick a good vacation spot. Where are your preferences for vacation sites?


160 posted on 06/20/2007 8:52:28 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: NY Attitude

Any place away from responsibilities would be a vacation, wouldn’t it. I’m not picky.


161 posted on 06/20/2007 8:56:09 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag
You definitely have a point. There comes a time when one has to just kick back and let things go undone. People need to catch their breath once in a while. Take off their shoes and go walking during a warm rain fall and jump up and down in puddles if it feels good.
162 posted on 06/20/2007 9:04:47 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: NY Attitude

It is easier said than done, yet it’s so important.

I’ve been trying to get away for a couple days for weeks and haven’t been able to make it happen - and I’m retired!

Speaking of retired, I should retire to bed.

Have a good night.


163 posted on 06/20/2007 9:22:30 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

Good night Lady Jag. Rest well.


164 posted on 06/20/2007 9:23:49 PM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Lady Jag

Nice graphic LJ!


165 posted on 06/20/2007 11:10:22 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Soaring Feather

Thanks! VERY nice graphic, Ms. Feather!!!


166 posted on 06/21/2007 1:14:03 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Lady Jag

Moon River .wav (1.4mb)
http://members.tripod.com/~Drdan2/sound-clips/mr.wav

Source: http://members.tripod.com/~Drdan2/lyrics/moon-river.html


167 posted on 06/21/2007 1:21:19 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: MEG33

Nice one!


168 posted on 06/21/2007 3:02:40 AM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Soaring Feather

Good morning,

Ms Feather!

 

169 posted on 06/21/2007 4:48:05 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Soaring Feather; Lady Jag; MEG33

Good morning ladies. I trust that you have rested well and had pleasant dreams. I am on my second cup of black Columbian coffee and about to wolf down a warm cinnamon bun. As a reminder; those that snooze, lose. 8^)


170 posted on 06/21/2007 5:57:37 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Lady Jag
Wow! That's awesome, I love it. It looks better than the original I mentioned, as a ship so near a huge waterfall made you keep thinking of the ship plunging over!

Your picture is superb. I can almost think of a novel's storyline just to incorporate that picture!
171 posted on 06/21/2007 6:47:35 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: Soaring Feather
Wow, this thread is smokin’! I just popped in at 40, and it’s already over 170! Wow, your threads get faster and faster!
172 posted on 06/21/2007 6:50:24 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: starbase

Ah, I just logged on now, the whole family is chiming in!

Good karma I would guess, sb. ;)


173 posted on 06/21/2007 6:54:14 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: NY Attitude

Good morning to you NYA, you are up and around early today. Ate all the buns huh, well there should be a fine for that. ;)

Going to be a cool day today. Rather cloudy now probably have some rain.


174 posted on 06/21/2007 6:56:57 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: tomkow6

Good morning, Tom! I see you’ve been painting again. LOL


175 posted on 06/21/2007 6:58:05 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather
Yeah, I thought it was a “paint by the number” giraffe...
176 posted on 06/21/2007 7:06:19 AM PDT by tomkow6 (........pickin' my nose, bit by bit......)
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To: Soaring Feather
Good karma I would guess, sb. ;)

Yes it is!

Talk about good karma, I got paid yesterday, but the amount was a bit less than I had calculated. In fact, it was exactly the price of the laptop I wanted to buy that night, give or take a couple bucks! But of course I need money to live on till next payday in two weeks, so I can't buy the laptop now.

I was sharply disappointed, but I tried to tell myself that holding on to the cash now was better anyway, as it's several month's expenses around here. Plus at this point they have nearly finished the Residency Visa, so if there were any catastrophic change in employment venue (unlikely), they would bargain the Residency visa (which another school can pick up and hold for me) in exchange for me leaving on good terms with good notice.

Well just tonight two of the yahoos tried some little pressure deal, it was pretty lame, one of my classes got a bit noisy, and they tried to pretend it was a madhouse, so they changed my next class at the last minute and gave me the quieter class. But it was the looks they gave, plus they tried these attitudes and curt sentences and body language, clearly trying to convince me it was this big deal (it wasn't, and the class went just as I planned it, just that those kids kind of shout when they read out loud, which I don't mind, as long as they read the material, which they were doing).

Well anyway, sitting there with so much cash in my pocket I just didn't care, and didn't have to stress at all. So I thought it was fortunate my pay day was just under the price for the laptop, instead of just over it, in which case I would have bought the laptop, but then been stressed out at politics the next day! So now I will be holding on to that cash until I have double that amount, it's so much more soothing than a laptop whenever someone tries to stress you out!
177 posted on 06/21/2007 7:10:44 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: NY Attitude; starbase; Lady Jag; MEG33; tomkow6; Seadog Bytes; Kathy in Alaska; WayzataJOHNN


Take a vacation today with me
a fantasy castle we shall see
pack lite now a tooth brush and robe
no passport needed -we're taking the high road.

We'll drift around space on high puffy clouds
touch the face of Venus, and ride the rings of Saturn.
The moon will glow for her adoring crowd
as we tip our cups and toast her a new one
play in the stardust from dusk 'til dawn
catching the comets passing by
while having a golly good time.


Soaring Feather (c) 06.21.07

178 posted on 06/21/2007 7:16:15 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather
That’s certainly a fun little piece! You catch the mood of the thread well! ;-)
179 posted on 06/21/2007 7:18:57 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: starbase

You are very wise to hold on to your money now. You can do the Internet Cafe thing for a while yet.

Save a good chunk of money out of a few pay checks to buy your laptop.

I don’t know who you put up with their games, good thing you are on to their tactics.

Okay good to see you ;)


180 posted on 06/21/2007 7:24:44 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: starbase

Thanks. June is kinda of my month, the month of dreams, and star based schemes. ;)


181 posted on 06/21/2007 7:26:08 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather
and star based schemes

hmm, I like the sound of that!
182 posted on 06/21/2007 7:30:14 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: starbase

LOL I thought you would. ;)

Just popped into me head.


183 posted on 06/21/2007 7:31:41 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: starbase; NY Attitude; Lady Jag; All
Here is a fun thread

184 posted on 06/21/2007 7:34:28 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: tomkow6

Sure looks like a paint by number kit. ;)


185 posted on 06/21/2007 7:35:20 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather; All
You know, biking home tonight I passed the absolute cutest little night market. It was tucked into this well paved little area (as opposed to lumpy, crumbling pavement you sometimes get on "on the shoulder" areas around here).

Everyone looked so perky and happy. There was this teeny tiny ride of cups for kids about 3 years old. This machine would fit in your living room! It was so cute, with a couple tiny tikes swirling slowly around in coffee cups!

Then there were banks of those Chinese pinball games where the silver ball comes bouncing down (yes, they really play those!)

Then a friendly farmer jumped out and offered me a fresh slice of pineapple on a toothpick, giving me the rapid fire hire pressure sales job at the same time. Too bad for him it was in the Taiwanese dialect and I understood not one word of it!

Then around another corner of this small area, there was a cordoned off area with little race cars (go karts) zooming around with kids in them, and at the end of that section (coming around in a medium sized rectangle) there was one of the most ornate ring toss games I have ever seen. It was about twenty feet wide and thirty feet deep (yes, thirty feet deep) and all over that area there were displays of things you could toss wooden rings at, and I guess you keep the object if you can ring it.

At the very back end there were these bottles of champagne placed all around, plus just tons of things, CD players, lamps, watches, all kinds of trinkets. And lots and lots of pegs to land the wooden rings on.

Finally on the way back out, there were all these food stalls, very clean and new looking, and cutest of all (after all that cuteness) was a little bakery with ornate cakes and pastries for sale.

The whole place was well lit, and everyone looked upbeat and happy. Very nice slice of the planet, this area is, more often than not. Going around here in Taiwan I often think of Africa, South America, and other very violent places which this area is simply not like! What a cute way to end the evening. I might even roll back over for a second look and some snacks. Who knows, I might win a big prize at the ring toss!
186 posted on 06/21/2007 7:43:34 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: starbase
giving me the rapid fire hire pressure sales job = giving me the rapid fire high pressure sales job!!!
187 posted on 06/21/2007 7:52:02 AM PDT by starbase (Understanding Written Propaganda (click "starbase" to learn 22 manipulating tricks!!))
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To: Soaring Feather
Nah, not all of them. I saved some for company. However, since there were preservatives used in the preparation of them, they may be like hockey pucks by the time you want them. More rain, yuk. Hope that you have a good day.
188 posted on 06/21/2007 7:52:13 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: starbase
What a charming little fair you happened upon. Your description is so clear and colorful. Now this would make a wonderful series for “Off the Beaten Path Tours’.

Your dialogue and detail make it so interesting! Just think what photos would do! The ring toss game sounds like such fun, about the only thing I could do. LOL

189 posted on 06/21/2007 8:14:44 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: NY Attitude
LOL, well, I have been listening to some mp3 clips someone sent me and I am ROTFLMAO!

You can freeze any left over jelly donuts for another day you know. :)
190 posted on 06/21/2007 8:17:13 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: NY Attitude; Soaring Feather; MEG33

Colombian is my favorite coffee, too, black no sugar.


191 posted on 06/21/2007 8:33:37 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: starbase

Thanks! Oddly enough, it was the ship that was hard to find.


192 posted on 06/21/2007 8:35:41 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

That is the only way to drink it. 8^)


193 posted on 06/21/2007 8:37:12 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Lady Jag; NY Attitude; starbase; MEG33; All


Andy Williams ~ Moon River~ You Tube

194 posted on 06/21/2007 8:38:30 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Okay. I will freeze them for when you are ready. 8^)


195 posted on 06/21/2007 8:38:34 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: NY Attitude

Okay, well, today I get my eyes examined just so I can see those donuts. LOL


196 posted on 06/21/2007 8:40:41 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Good oldie music. Thanks.


197 posted on 06/21/2007 8:41:29 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Lady Jag; NY Attitude

My favorite as well, I don’t use sugar just milk or cream.

Columbian coffee is rich and flavorful. Good stuff.


198 posted on 06/21/2007 8:42:29 AM PDT by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather; Lady Jag

I usually drink 140 oz of coffee per day.


199 posted on 06/21/2007 9:05:02 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: Soaring Feather; Lady Jag

This way I do not get dehydrated. 8^)


200 posted on 06/21/2007 9:05:47 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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