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The Dragonflie's Lair~Thread XLV
Poets of The Lair | November 30, 2007 | Soaring Feather

Posted on 11/30/2007 7:48:14 PM PST 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: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Music/Entertainment; Poetry
KEYWORDS: dragonflies; lair; music; poetry
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To: MEG33

They still won't pull a sleigh


51 posted on 12/01/2007 5:07:03 PM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

No way! Cute kitties.


52 posted on 12/01/2007 5:14:15 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Yeah but fresh fir needles smell so good!

My back hurts, too.


53 posted on 12/01/2007 5:15:43 PM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: MEG33

Well, at least they can play the piano.


54 posted on 12/01/2007 5:17:13 PM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

She’s a winner, alright. Her timing is magnificent.


55 posted on 12/01/2007 5:18:12 PM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

This wreath does smell good..I’m sorry your back hurts,too. Of course I am resting now and mine has settled down..until I get up and DO something...I am serious about the mess I’ve made..so I must get after it a bit at a time.

I bought some candles to burn for company..I’m going to light one for me after I clean up the mess.


56 posted on 12/01/2007 5:22:46 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Lady Jag

That’s so cool, she really is listening and very nearly mimicking the sound.


57 posted on 12/01/2007 5:32:01 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Glad you enjoy it, I have lots more.


58 posted on 12/01/2007 5:32:37 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: MEG33

Ah sweet picture.


59 posted on 12/01/2007 5:34:21 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: MEG33

When you light the candle for yourself, say a prayer.

PT has improved things but my back has been extra cranky the last few days.


60 posted on 12/01/2007 5:36:51 PM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Soaring Feather

Cats are amazing. Sam let’s me know when cooking’s finished in the kitchen if I’m in another room. She lets me know when the microwave beeps and lets me know when food smells good (which is often when it’s done) and it’s very helpful.


61 posted on 12/01/2007 5:59:56 PM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

My old kitty was a character, too, he knew the sound of the can opener, back in the days of canned cat food. He knew the sound of my friend’s car motor as well as the sound of that car door closing, his ears would perk as he headed for the door to greet them. Very perceptive critter.


62 posted on 12/01/2007 6:05:26 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: All


Christmas Blessings~Power Point Presentation


63 posted on 12/01/2007 6:19:46 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Lady Jag

I will ..and more than once.


64 posted on 12/01/2007 6:21:43 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: All

Commodores~Jesus Is Love


65 posted on 12/01/2007 6:23:40 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: All; Kathy in Alaska

A Celtic Christmas~ Highland Pipe Medley


66 posted on 12/01/2007 6:30:06 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: All


Cute Galaxy swf

67 posted on 12/01/2007 6:44:27 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: All

Well, I am tired so gonna watch some tv and then bed. Rest well everyone.


68 posted on 12/01/2007 6:55:23 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

The more I observe them the more I realize that they are a lot more observant than I am.


69 posted on 12/01/2007 7:56:21 PM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Soaring Feather

oo! ooo! oooo!

This poem just won third place in the IYFanguild 4th Quarter Awards for best poem (I’ve added some notes at the end in case it doesn’t make sense):

Miroku Meditates

Weblike, the strands reach up his arm,
further and further,
numbering his hours
in trails of of black laced shouki.

Sometimes, when he thinks he is all alone,
he rolls up his sleeve
and look at the trail,
the death warrant
creeping towards his heart,
ever nearer.

At those moments,
he lets the feelings of regret roll through him,
the pain of longing
wrapped up in the sound of her warm voice,
the fire in her eyes,
the touch of her strong hand,
and tries not to let his dreams of what might be
with his dark-haired fighter
rip out his heart.

“Life is suffering,” said the Buddha long ago.
Miroku, watching Sango from the corner of his eye
sighs,
and knows the truth about attachment.

______________________________________
(Backstory: Miroku is slowly dying from a type of supernatural poisoning, which traces a black line from his arm, moving towards his heart. If it reaches his heart, it will kill him. He has a curse on him that will kill him if the poisoning doesn’t kill him first. He’s madly in love with Sango, who is a woman fighter who he travels with. He’s also a Buddhist priest (raised as a monk since childhood, but he’s a man who loves women, maybe too much, nonetheless). If he can break the curse, he hopes to marry his beloved, but it’s still iffy if he’ll live long enough.

Anyway, I was surprised when this piece was nominated, and even more surprised that it placed.

Just goes to show you!


70 posted on 12/01/2007 10:26:32 PM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

Way to go, really insightful poem, and wonderful that you make such inroads towards the goal you seek.


71 posted on 12/01/2007 11:19:05 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

WOW, Knitting this is so exciting! I am very happy for you!!

Beautiful poem, mysterious! Keep writing. Thanks for sharing this with us.


72 posted on 12/02/2007 6:12:46 AM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Lady Jag; WayzataJOHNN; Lost Dutchman; NY Attitude; MEG33; HopeandGlory; tomkow6; ...

Good morning everyone.

73 posted on 12/02/2007 6:17:12 AM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather; NY Attitude; MEG33; WayzataJOHNN; Seadog Bytes; Kathy in Alaska; LUV W; ...

Off to judge an outdoor dog costume contest in a little while and it's below freezing!

74 posted on 12/02/2007 8:15:09 AM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: All

Well, I am off for the day, daughter’s birthday, see ya later.


75 posted on 12/02/2007 8:15:21 AM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Lady Jag

Okay, bundle up, I am off too. We have about 5” of snow on the ground and it is cold. Weather is going to get real lousy this afternoon, freezing rain, what have you.


76 posted on 12/02/2007 8:17:08 AM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Snow is imminent. You got 5”, huh? It’s been too cold too early this season.


77 posted on 12/02/2007 8:19:26 AM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Soaring Feather

Happy daughter’s birthday!!


78 posted on 12/02/2007 8:20:31 AM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag
Thanks it's my baby girl, the youngest of four.

Kind of looks like this. It's very pretty out there, everything all white and new looking.
Not a picture from today but pretty close.
79 posted on 12/02/2007 8:34:19 AM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Sugar frosting on the shrubs. Cute!

I think we might be in for just slush here south of Boston.


80 posted on 12/02/2007 8:38:09 AM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

It’s beginning to rain now. UGH! I think it will be a short party, I have prepared a dish to pass and the rest of the family will bring something.

It can get very nasty, very rapidly out in the boonies. No picnic driving on ice and slush.

Have fun at the dog show, pictures, we need pictures.


81 posted on 12/02/2007 8:44:51 AM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

Chin up! You don’t drive, so maybe driving’s not as difficult as it looks.

Just got back and need rest and warmth before downloading photos. Standing outside in this 20 degree weather for two hours takes a lot out of you.


82 posted on 12/02/2007 10:51:57 AM PST by Lady Jag (Fall seven times, stand up eight)
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To: Lady Jag

Just got home from the party. Great time was had by all. Roads were more slushy this evening but not frozen. Everyone left early to get home before darkness set in. It has warmed up a lot from this morning, however, there is a storm warning out for tonight and into tomorrow morning. Soooo.. we shall see, glad I don’t have to be out tomorrow.


83 posted on 12/02/2007 2:45:35 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

5-8 inches snow, 19 degrees, heading down towards the 5 degrees for tonight, and a very good reason to stay inside, and enjoy snuggling on the couch, and watching old movies together.


84 posted on 12/02/2007 4:11:31 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Ah, you got hit with it too. Well it is quiet now, and I am safe and warm watching Cold Case files. I should change the channel I will dream bad things.

Snuggle in with Nan and enjoy the movies.


85 posted on 12/02/2007 5:02:46 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather

“Snuggle in with Nan and enjoy the movies.”

OH yeah, snuggled and lov’n it!


86 posted on 12/02/2007 6:05:27 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

Great, well I am off to snuggle in the wool blanket. See you tomorrow. Only stick your nose out the door, do not venture out. ;0)


87 posted on 12/02/2007 6:07:57 PM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: Soaring Feather; Lady Jag; All

I have a fire in the fireplace, outside white Christsmas lights on a tall bunch of nandina outside of the patio door,Handel playing..I have finished decorating for Christmas..No more boxes out! It looks great!

I decided to just keep at it until I was happy with it..The pine needles are swept up but the kitchen needs work..tomorrow.

I haven’t been on the computer today so I’ll have to catch up.
I started putting the lights up outside as a cold front hit so the fire feels nice. We’ll warm up to the 50s tomorrow. I was out in lightweight cotton short sleeves earlier. Another big change.


88 posted on 12/02/2007 6:56:10 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

Fir needles..not pine


89 posted on 12/02/2007 7:01:36 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

fur needles?

Sounds strange!


90 posted on 12/02/2007 7:33:38 PM PST by WayzataJOHNN ( Poetry is the jazz of words, laid down by a feeling soul.)
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To: WayzataJOHNN

LOL..I had to look..I am hitting all the wrong letters tonight..


91 posted on 12/02/2007 7:56:50 PM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Soaring Feather

Good Morning, Ms Feather!


92 posted on 12/03/2007 5:40:59 AM PST by tomkow6 (................BEWARE!!!.........the SAPP............)
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Good morning everyone.


The cats is in the Christmas tree
doing a balancing act
he wiggles and wobbles this way and that
the tress swaying east and west,
gaining a foothold on the end of a branch
the cat does not have a chance.

as Christmas bulbs go flying off
pop, pop, the explosions go on and on
shattered glass flying over the house
the cat is innocent and tells you so

I was satisfying my curiosity, you see
with all the pretties on the tree
the warmth of the air set them spinning,
I had to see if catching them could be
as fun
as toying with a mouse!

Soaring Feather 12.03.07

93 posted on 12/03/2007 7:25:32 AM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: MEG33

My you have been a busy lady! Sounds lovely Meg! I would love to see the patio lights.

Now a batch of gingerbread men baking - talk about enticing!


94 posted on 12/03/2007 7:29:29 AM PST by Soaring Feather (I Soar 'cause I can....)
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To: MEG33

Morning, Meg!


95 posted on 12/03/2007 7:32:02 AM PST by tomkow6 (................BEWARE!!!.........the SAPP............)
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To: Soaring Feather

Wanna race???


96 posted on 12/03/2007 7:32:44 AM PST by tomkow6 (................BEWARE!!!.........the SAPP............)
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To: Soaring Feather

Wanna race???


97 posted on 12/03/2007 7:32:44 AM PST by tomkow6 (................BEWARE!!!.........the SAPP............)
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To: tomkow6

MINE!


98 posted on 12/03/2007 7:32:55 AM PST by tomkow6 (................BEWARE!!!.........the SAPP............)
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To: tomkow6

MINE!


99 posted on 12/03/2007 7:32:56 AM PST by tomkow6 (................BEWARE!!!.........the SAPP............)
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To: tomkow6

MINE!


100 posted on 12/03/2007 7:32:57 AM PST by tomkow6 (................BEWARE!!!.........the SAPP............)
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