9 thoughts on “Dragonflies

  1. johnlmalone says:

    I agree, Carolyn; I only called it a haiku to draw peoples’ \attention to it; in hindsight ‘miniature’ would have been a more capacious term

  2. Actually, the dragonfly cannot sting, and will only bite if it is held. In German the word for dragonfly is Libelle, which doesn’t sound quite as formidable as dragonfly. Perhaps that is why people in Austria seem less fearful of them than in Australia. They might say “Ah, there goes a lovely Libelle,” whereas in Australia, we might take off a sandal in case it buzzes too close.

  3. Allison says:

    I’m amazed that anyone would want to swat a dragonfly – even with a fierce name. I’ve only ever come across reactions of adoration for these gorgeous insects.

  4. johnlmalone says:

    I apologise if the poem gave that impression: no, no. If you merely ‘touch’ a dragonfly …. I too think they’re adorable creatures and would never think to swat one

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