Dragonfly Resurrection (Haibun de la Serna #31)

Dragonfly Resurrection by Paul Nelson 3

Dragonfly Resurrection

Horse flies are smudges on the air.
– Ramón Gomez de la Serna

Dragonflies are silent fireworks. Into the heart of a carnivore we go & see her arrive 30mph on the solstice see her stalk the rushes & sedges   recon the ponds   work the grass tips   maybe let the fresh sperm be scooped out to mate again maybe see you out thousands of individual eyes maybe shoot up to spy another dragonfly 125 feet above.
Dragonfly  older than dinosaur  cardinal meadowhawk filigree skimmers   western forktail  coal-fronted threadtail  Apache dancer  Aztec dancer  immortal unreliable  more spark than flame more action than lengua mala  more meat eater than lilac-sniffer  more drunk than your last hallucination    four wing’d independent flight.

Gauzy wings glitter
in summer solstice

7:04P – 6.25.11


About Splabman

SPLAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008), a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme, Brazil, 2013). Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, in 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Cascadia poets. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day. https://www.paulenelson.com. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. www.CascadiaPoetryFestival.org (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)
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