First Dragonflies

Dragonfly sky

June 13, 2016

 

Both here in the northeastern US and in Japan dragonflies appear throughout the summer months and into the fall.  In Japan, perhaps because of the popularity of the beautiful red-colored dragonflies (aka tonbo) that do not emerge until fall, “dragonfly” is an autumn seasonal word in haiku.  But for me living here in central Maine dragonfly season starts with the first warm days in June when skimmer dragonflies make their initial appearance.

Dragonflies are back!
Darts, hovers, switch back turns
bring new life to light.

Version 2

A Martha’s Pennant (Celithemis martha)
the kind of dragonfly darting through the sunny air last week.

 

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