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.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A Brief Description of My Passion

poetry is a song
a melody, a tear, a first kiss, a sunrise, a
Bomb, killing, a cherry tomato on a summer day
poetry is a moment in time-suspended.

A second of silence. a hug and a smile. A nervous breakdown, a mug of cocoa. poetry
is all the little things we take pride in.
homework and sunshine and walking in puddles
in the rain. it is a yearning for something better
a journey of self discovery
a slice of apple pie. a brushing of teeth in the morning and waving
to friends you will never see again.
poetry is agony. the suffering of a world on your shoulders
dripping through your pen or maybe
just your contemplations
from your corner of the universe...poetry is
an awakening from a
deep sleep
a dream of things to come and things

poetry is sitting at your computer and typing
or staring into the distance when the words won't come. it is rude and obnoxious
as a teenager and wise
as an elder. it is nothing
a flirting desire to be
and everything in the world at the same time
jostling for position
it is the thought on paper
word unto word
song on page
letter by letter
a piece of your soul.

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite poems of yours. Wonderful! There is so much thought here, so much contemplation, and I really love that quality. Fantastic!


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