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A Water Lord

See him hover, over river and pond
just like a fairy waving a wand. He looks
quite stunning this graceful thing, flying
around on brightly coloured wing.
He can sometimes flys up to fifty miles an
hour. Then lands like kamikaze on a lilly pad
flower. He has a huge great appetite when he
starts to feed, feeding of the larvae within the
marsh reed. 'The Devils Darning Needle' he
has sometimes been called, but in the eyes of
a nature lover he is 'A Water Lord'
He is great to watch, with his serenity and charm
when the ponds are still and the rivers calm.
Rich in colour with a lace like wing, he is the Dragonfly
'The Proud Emperor King'

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Comments (9)

Great subject and well handled. I too am inspired by nature and particulalry water life, I 've got one on the go about mayflies at the momntt - but unlike yours, its not quite right yet. Thoroughly enjoyed this, Patrickxx
I enjoyed every aspect of this poem, brilliant! 10 from me, love duncan X
Excellent Sylvia, I see your wb has disappeared and your work is flowing freely. This poem reminds me of my Swan King poem. Beautiful. x
Praise for your wonderful word painting of a dragronfly. Beautiful poem, Sylvia. Warm regards, Sandra
I could picture this Water Lord from such a lovely description you have rendered here. A delightful poem and a pleasure to read it. Thank you for composing it. Love Ernestine XXX
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