The Story of my Blog Title

Quilt of Dragonflies- My blog is named that for a reason.I am lucky enough to own a genuine Quilt of Dragonflies, which I am sure brings me good dreams when I sleep beneath it. It was given to me by a friend of my mother's, who handmade the entire thing. Color meets pattern in this fantastic piece of artwork which sits on my bed. Brilliant shades of purple, blue, and green intersperse with tie dye dragonflies. I will not hesitate to call it my inspiration.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"The throstle with his note so true."
-A Midsummer Night's Dream

Forgotten Poems

Several minutes ago, it seems
I had so many ideas and dreams
Shining poems that would truly delight
Gone somewhere into the night
My memory is waging a war
Against me, my stories, in short, my lore
Those perfect poems that were in my head
Have against my will suddenly fled

Monday, May 30, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Like a dive-dapper peering through a wave
Who, being looked on, ducks as quickly in"
-Venus and Adonis


Sitting in a bright glass jar
I drool upon them from afar
Red and purple, green and blue
You know how dearly I love you!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Now, my fairest friend,
I would I had some flowers of the spring, that might
become your time of day"
-The Winter's Tale


Glasses clink and chime
Pleasant conversation in
The still afternoon

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill
together: our virtues would be proud, if our faults whipped 
them not."
-All's Well That Ends Well

Car Trip

Sitting with legs up on the seat
Trying desperately to beat the heat
An audio book babbles away
You're stuck in the car for a whole day
The hours drag by at a snail's pace
The car zips on as if winning a race
A convertible passes, and you drool and stare
The all important question, will you ever get there?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"When you do dance, I wish you
A wave o' th' sea, that you might ever do
Nothing but that."

-A Winter's Tale


The weight of the world
Pressing down upon your back
Can you feel pressure?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils."

-The Merchant of Venice


Darkness is
A cat
Ready to pounce
A blanket
Which enshrouds everything
Leaving not a crack
A story
Waiting to be told

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Come, let's away to prison;
We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage."

-King Lear

After the Storm

The thunder
Shatters my bones
Makes me blind
Finally comes
A shallow sleep
A ray of gold
Piercing my closed eyelids
I open them
In all its glory
Sifts through the window
I sink my feet into the carpet
Stand and walk to the sill
The leaves shine
On the trees
Has fled
Leaving the morning

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"I am constant as the northern star,
Of whose true-fix'd and resting quality
There is no fellow in the firmament."

-Julius Caesar


Sheets of paper bound
Together forming a book
My ideas can flow

Monday, May 23, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"My heart is true as steel"
-A Midsummer Night's Dream

Rain to Stay

Yet another rainy day
Why won't the water go away?
It would be fun
To have some sun
But I think that the rain's here to stay

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"I'll have grounds
More relative than this—the play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King."


Lying on my bed in the middle of the night
Between my cozy sheets everything feels just right
My imagination roams the world as I am left to stare
At the ceiling and the walls, which suddenly seem bare
Oceans crash above my head and jungles rustle through
The room which once felt so familiar and is now completely new
Blizzards howl in my ears, the sun shines in my eyes
But in my corner of the world, there's nothing to despise
The lamp that's sitting on my desk casts a shadow on the wall
It ripples into a dragon, the fiercest of them all
As I am blasted with a sheet of flame, I stop and then I smile
For after the worries of the day, this is practically juvenile

Over mountains and valleys I soar, with not a single care
While pirates and bandits sift through treasure in their not-so-secret lairs
The earth becomes a tiny ball in a universe that I can see
And suddenly the planets all begin to revolve around me
I scuttle through city streets and stare up at the stars
Then I rush to Antarctica and continue on to Mars
The Eiffel Tower, New York, Big Ben
I flit through countries, eight, nine, ten
And here I am again surrounded by stuffed teddy bears
Or are they people who think I am famous, and surprise me with their stares?
I watch the brilliant sun go down from a deserted isle
Then take a hot air balloon away with prominent style
My dreamy adventures from my room have only just begun
And I am sure they will only stop with the coming of the sun

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this son of York;
And all the clouds that low'r'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried."
-Richard The Third

A Day By the Water

The sun kisses my cheek
My arms,
My back
Tall blades of grass
Tickle my ankles
The blanket lies quiet beneath me
Cornflower blue sky
Marshmallow clouds
The water
Across the grass is
The water
I feel
Strangely perfect
Living in the
Alternate life
That doesn't seem to be real
In fact
My reality is shaken
Never to recover
Yet brightened
For good

Friday, May 20, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Much is the force of heaven-bred poesy"
-The Two Gentlemen of Verona


Je m'appelle Claire.
J'adore le sport.
                                       the words continue
                                                choppy    eratic
                                            a brick wall encloses my imagination
                                         unwilling to let it break free
              J'ai faim. J'ai soif.                                             so different
                                foreign                   unique
                   J' adore francias.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Give me your hands if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends."
-A Midsummer Night's Dream

My Best Advice

be inspired
be loved
stay happy
seek friendship
shoot for the moon
know who you are

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Hangs odes upon hawthorns, and elegies on brambles..."
-As You Like It


is jumping off a high wall

diving downward
                 no sense of what is good
or bad


you are addicted to the feeling
   yet you quickly run out of ideas
         always searching
                for something new

you dive
             from the high wall

no looking back

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Better a witty fool than a foolish wit."
-Twelfth Night

Hope Sings

Hope sings brightly in
The clutches of one who cares
Burns passionate flames

Monday, May 16, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Thou art a votary to fond desire."
-The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Dolphin of Steel

a small spoon of metal
         wire is taken out of the package
                        then the work begins
                              wires bend and break
                                     twisting and sculpting
              into something magnificent and beautiful
                                        first a jumble of silver that winds around
                                                   my fingers then      
                                                  slowly the animal takes shape
                                                    I give it life and
                                                   the warmth of a being
                                                    it gains excitement
                                                  and a thirst for being finished
                                                    my fingers are pricked
                                                    in several places
                                                       a bead of blood drips
                                                  down but I persist
                                            continuing to bend the metal
                                        form and reform
                        the beauty and gracefullness of the dolphin of steel

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Why, thy verse swells with stuff so fine and smooth
That thou art even natural in thine art."
-Timon of Athens

Too Many Posts About Rain

                               when the rain spills from the sky
     do I feel the urge
                            to write a poem
that matches my feelings                                    a solitary
     gray thing      that latches on to my soul
                                     it sits and won't let go until I
                      share it with others in a poem
                                                                            like a virus
    a rainy day virus
                                      clotting the veins and arteries
 of cheerful people
               making them morose in spirit
                                                                       and me
         i feel bad too                                 a rainy day means a rainy
                                  sorry to disappoint
I will be cured soon

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"We should be woo'd and were not made to woo."
-A Midsummer Night's Dream


When things happen
When they go the wrong way
Do you ever think

About what you have done?
When teardrops
Sizzle on your eyelashes
Do you ever regret?
Or wonder what your purpose was?
Do these things
Can the whole world be shattered at a single touch?

Friday, May 13, 2011

So so so sorry!

Yesterday I broke my record of around six months of nonstop poetry because Blogger was down. I feel really really bad about it. Sorry.

Anyways, here is today's...

Two large circles of light
Staring me in the face
Clutching the microphone in sweaty
Quivering hands
My brain clicks away
And I begin to sing

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"O, how this spring of love resembleth
The uncertain glory of an April day;
Which now shows all the beauty of the sun,
And by and by a cloud takes all away."
-The Two Gentlemen of Verona


Staring into the light
Nothing to loose
Everything to gain
Your breathing begins to crumble
Your knees crack against each other softly
You start to
And you
Are free

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"So wise so young, they say do never live long."
-King Richard 


rise up
                               fight with the team you love
 blue blood blazing
                                                       heart a fire cracker of emotion
                good games
                                                you fly with the blue winged angels of heaven
      bad games
                                     you lie in a sodden puddle on the plastic seat
                         soaring high above the field
                                                                            mouths ablaze with cerulean flame
        electricity dances on every fingertip and toe
throat pounding with the thrill and
                                           blurring with the voices of the thousands
         who share you vibrant passion
                                  only few can
share your

Monday, May 9, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,

Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not.
Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments
Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices,
That if I then had waked after long sleep
Will make me sleep again; and then in dreaming
The clouds methought would open and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked
I cried to dream again."
-The Tempest

Fight the Normal

    you just want to shrivel
          hidden somewhere
                 away from inquiries
                        other people's problems
                                       from the epidemic of not caring
                                               that has spread worldwide
                    where has all the kindness gone?
             am I the only one who misses childhood?
       the innocence
   happiness all the time
              i try
                     every day
                            every hour i fight it
                                     fight the normal
                                                                            kiss the extraordinary
         who will help?
                     will you?

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Thou art thy mother's glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime."

To My Mother

All of the things you do for me
Do not make me grateful, I'm blind, you see
I know that you work all day and all night
I know I mean well, I just can't show it right
Will you believe me if I say
That I wanted you happy on Mother's Day?
It's my fault I'm unkind, I know that now
Making it up to you, I just don't know how
Alas all I can say is I try very hard
Though I know you may take me for a bucket of lard
Laziness and a mean attitude
Are only the teenage monster prelude
How many times have I done you wrong?
I promise that soon I will sing a new song
Thank you kindly for all you have done
You really shine brighter than any sun
My maternal neglect brings you to tears,
But I swear I'll try harder in upcoming years

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"But soft, what light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief
That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she."
-Romeo and Juliet


Dripping down the window
Running across my face
Splattering through the leaves of the trees
Singing swiftly through the air
Expanding on the pavement
Sliding on my arms and legs
Slipping down from the sky

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"I'll have grounds
More relative than this—the play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the King."

Rainbow From the Clouds

A mystical loop of colors
On the edge of the world
Reds, murging with orange
Then into violet and blue
Hanging on the edge of the abyss
Minutes tick by
And it is gone
Faded into the sunlight
Of the peaceful afternoon

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"By how much unexpected, by so much
we must awake endeavour for defence,
For courage mounteth with occasion."
-King John


Mud and grass and mud
A rainbow forms in the sky
Now I am content

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age."
-Much Ado About Nothing


Come out from behind
This dark grey cloud and prison
Let the sun shine bright

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"'Tis beauty that doth of make woman proud;
'Tis virtue that doth make them most admired;
'Tis government that makes them seem divine."
-King Henry VI


A pounding in your head
A shaking in your knees
Nausea sweeping through you
The urge to cough and wheeze

A numbness in your fingers
A chill creeping up your spine
Butterflies fluttering in your stomach
You start to wheedle and whine

Your heart rate now begins to soar
Your brain is flying high
But do not fear for your own safety
You were born to fly

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings."
-Julius Ceasar

Letting Someone Down

Letting someone you love down
Can make you feel like you're going to drown
Your faith is shrinking day by day
How did you drift so far away?
You thought your dreams were set in stone
Now thinking of them makes you moan
A brick wall blocks your every door
In thoughts you were rich, though now you feel poor
Adventure seems a dull grey thing
You no longer want to laugh or sing
All the plans that were shining and gold
Have started to fester and even grow mold
You wish to curl up in some corner
And stay there forever, a tragic mourner

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Shakespeare Quote of the Day

"Win her with gifts, if she respect not words;
Dumb jewels often in their silent kind,
More than quick words do move a woman's mind."
-The Two Gentlemen of Verona


Support of the world
Backbone of the sky
Feathery leaves drifting
Twirling in
Small irregular shapes
Towards the dry earth
Fingering the soil
Anchoring the royalty
Of the tree