Of dreams and dragonflies

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Water nymph, gliding upon a lotus
hovers back and forth, as though
pulling aside a memory.

The trouble is that, we believe we
 have time but in reality time’s like 
 the course of a setting sun.

Water nymph, lend me wisdom
of change and light, lest tradition
crops my wings and sets me aside.

We touch destiny without going
too deep, feeding on hope and
 slipping by obsidian sky.

Water nymph fiery, stout and great
let me bloom as a lotus, come
give me dreams that fly.

 

Process notes: The dragonfly is associated with symbolic meaning of change.
The pink lotus flower is a representative of what a person is going through,
shedding light on ones heart; as lotus blooms it comes to represent a person
opening up to all that is around them.

Photo credits: NatBG.com

Posted for ‘Bits of Inspiration’ @ Real Toads

& Posted on Open Link Night @ dVerse Pub

and on Monday Writes @ My Blog – Verses

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Comments

  1. I love these lines, Sanaa:
    ‘hovers back and forth, as though
    pulling aside a memory’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim 😀 so glad you liked it ❤

  2. Old Egg says:

    One of the most satisfying things of summer is to witness dragonflies dart about with such great intent, hovering then darting off at an angle ever mindful that predators may be around. If only we would look at other species more and learn from them as you suggest in your lovely poem Sanaa; but sadly we are so vain!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 🙂 thanks for stopping by, Robin ❤️

  3. How wonderfully inspired you were by this prompt, to such a beautiful and personal vision.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

    2. kanzensakura says:

      Rosemary, I did OLN at dVerse and left you off the birthday list of Poets born in November…but I amended it in the comments! Happy birthday.

      1. Sanaa says:

        🙂

  4. This is so beautiful.
    “Water nymph, lend me wisdom
    of change and light, lest tradition
    crops my wings and sets me aside.”

    Change is necessary and will happen whether we want it or not. I love how your poem reads like a psalm. You are the seeker, willing and open to search mind and soul and become what you need, hope to be.

    Thank you so much for sharing about the lotus, and thank you for writing for the prompt.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

      (and thank you for the lovely prompt)

  5. Margaret says:

    The imagery of “pulling aside a memory” is stunning. Their is something very meditative and healing about a body of water. Beautifully penned.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Margaret 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  6. Fireblossom says:

    Perfect, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      ❤️❤️❤️

  7. This poem is so beautiful. “Give me dreams that fly.” I love it, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  8. Thotpurge says:

    as though pulling aside a memory.. lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rajani 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  9. poetrydiary says:

    This is a comforting poem. I like the water nymph, and the optimistic ending.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Matthew 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  10. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Love the waving of the dragonfly and lotus…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bjorn 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  11. Xenia Tran says:

    This is beautiful Sanaa, I hope you find those dreams that fly ;o) xxx

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Xenia 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  12. Anna :o] says:

    Such soothing words – let us all dream and fly.
    Anna :o]

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Anna ❤️

  13. kanzensakura says:

    A Lovely poem this is. One thing about dragonflies, they can’t go backwards! Your poem is like a song…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Toni 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  14. Renee Verona says:

    “we believe we have time, but in reality time’s like the course of a setting sun.”- I really like this line in your poem. Nice work 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Renee 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  15. “slipping by obsidian sky.”

    Perfect.

    Transcendence in immanence: not easily versed, but you make it look easy! Bravo!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  16. Angela says:

    This sounds almost like a prayer, a beautiful, whimsical, colorful one. Just lovely.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Angela 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  17. Grace says:

    This is sweet:

    let me bloom as a lotus, come
    give me dreams that fly.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Grace 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  18. thank you for adding the bit about the symbolic meanings of dragonflies and lotus. I enjoyed that and the poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, MNL 😀 so glad you enjoyed it ❤️

  19. Alwi Shatry says:

    It takes a special mind and sensitivity to find wisdom from unlikely sources in the insect world. Beautiful!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Alwi 🙂 so good to see you ❤️

  20. Frank says:

    I agree: “time’s like
    the course of a setting sun”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely 😀 thanks for stopping by, Frank ❤️

  21. Sanaa – your poetry becomes more and more vivid painted, full of marvelous similes – I shall think of these lines when I next see a dragonfly “as though pulling aside a memory.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh gosh! ❤️ Thank you so much, Laura 😀 so glad you enjoyed it! ❤️

  22. Bryan says:

    I love the bit about hovering back and forth as if pulling aside a memory.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan 😀 so good to see you ❤️

  23. Vivian Zems says:

    Love all these bits of wisdom ascribed to the nymph

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vivian 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

  24. Pat says:

    ..as though pulling aside a memory….such a beautiful line. My favorite line. Thank you.

    Pat

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Pat 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  25. So beautiful Sanaa! I loved the wisdom in these lines:
    The trouble is that, we believe we
    have time but in reality time’s like
    the course of a setting sun.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Vandana 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  26. Sara McNulty says:

    ‘Slipping by obsidian sky’ – such a gorgeous image. All your imagery is beautiful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sara 😀 so glad you liked it ❤️

  27. Colin Lee says:

    “We touch destiny without going / too deep, feeding on hope and / slipping by obsidian sky.” This stanza has it, Sanaa. The magical merging of perspectives from the poet-observer with that of the dragonflies dipping the water; not only that, but the metaphor perfectly sums up how in the limited days of our lives we’re merely slipping by the “obsidian” sky. Wonderful work.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Oh gosh!❤ Thank you so much, Colin 😀 so glad you liked it!❤

  28. gillena says:

    Luv your word craft and profound thoughts Sanaa
    My favourite lines

    “hovers back and forth, as though
    pulling aside a memory”

    Thank you for linking to Monday WRites and your constant support through out 2017

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Gillena ❤️

      much love…

  29. Sean Michael says:

    The lotus is an awesome flower, growing through the mud, muck, and water. Good poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sean 😊 so glad you liked it ❤

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