Poetry: The Dragonfly & Death’s Door


LOSS can numb the soul, but somehow a dragonfly can breathe life. I found a picture of a dragonfly and put a couple of special effects to create a new fresh beginning DIGITAL ARTWORK to accentuate this Rictameter Verse. HOPE YOU ENJOY THE VISUAL!

image of colorful dragonfly
LOSS can numb the soul, but somehow a dragonfly can breathe life.

I sit…
In a blue haze.
Feeling what’s left of the
heartache. Sunshine warms my numb skin,
after a passing of death’s door. I look
up too see a dragonfly pass
by, reminding me of
new beginnings.
I sit…

©Linda J. Wolff 2017 – http://www.urbanpoetry2017.com

What is a Rictameter verse? this form of poetry—Rictameter Verse, uses 9 lines in the poem, and strict syllable count: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 with the first line repeating itself in the last line.

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A poetic wordsmith by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart. Reservoir for Wolff Poetry & Urban Poetry 2017, mentor for youth writing groups. Life motto: Everything you seek is in the stillness of one's mind. The place between seconds, whispering of a song between sound.

9 thoughts on “Poetry: The Dragonfly & Death’s Door

  1. First, the artwork is really nice. Second, the poem was nice as well. Third, in a coincidence, there is currently a Dragonfly post series going at msakran.wordpress.com. It’s nice to see that others are exploring them as well.

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