Wednesday, August 18, 2010

How to Photograph a Dragonfly

How to Photograph a Dragonfly

Go to a lake or stream
where you could happily sit for hours.
Glimpse the dragonfly-blue flash
as you wade through the ever-changing
gallery of ancient abstract masters.

Take endless photos of rocks, trees,
water and kaleidoscopic reflections
until beauty spills out of your pores
like through a kitchen sieve while 
the blurred glint of dragonfly
streaks just out of view.

Leave renewed.
Repeat as needed.


  1. Wonderful image, Joyce. It makes me happy just to look at it. How the colors shimmer.

    Diane has a photo on her poetry site this morning that captures colors of boats in the water. Another instance of two pairs of eyes looking for an finding beauty.

  2. It is a wonderful image --- and great instructions too!

    I feel refreshed and renewed as well!