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.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rainy Game

the fans show their disappointment
with an irritated flick of their umbrellas
raindrops tumble down from the brightly colored domes
swishing onto the wet grass
what a day
the team is losing
stumbling in the mud and sliding
missing the ball only by inches every time
it is raining
and why did we come to this game anyway?
what a failure.
Oh, look. She's got the ball!
a groan
like the squealing of an oil tanker
brushing the docks
loud and prolonged
the fans slump
on their bits of grass and
we collapse in on ourselves
misery pervades the air
why, why are they failing us?
will screaming at your team
really help them?
the long line of umbrellas
bends back and forth in the wind
on the sideline
a garden of plastic stripes
swaying in the breeze
but no sun
what a

*Just a note, these are not my views at all. I went to a rainy soccer game today where the fans of both teams seemed dissatisfied and unhappy. They were yelling at the girls the entire way, so I just tried to imagine how they felt the way they did*


  1. Personally, I love to play in the rain. Sliping and sliding in the mud is so much fun! Watching a game in the rain is different story. I can understand why the fans you based the poem off of felt that why!
    *source: too many football and basebll games in rain, snow, and sleet. thank goodness Alex plays basketball now.

  2. Yes, I normally love playing/walking in the rain. Running up and down the sidelines as a ballgirl in a coat which is not waterproof is no fun. Our team won though, so that was good.

  3. hey Claire, great to see that you are trying to divine someone elses impressions. That's what I've been trying to do a lot lately because I feel the need of getting away from my own views. I started to write about people I saw and then tried to imagine what it would be like to be a single person I observed. I'm going to send you an email real soon. Promise.

  4. Yay! I have my philosophical partner back! Please do write, I miss you!


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