The dragonfly’s wings

So transparent; so lightly

You make your journey.

(c) Jackie Le Poidevin

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This dragonfly landed on one of our olive trees last summer and was so well camouflaged I had trouble finding it back and even more trouble taking a photo using just the camera on my phone.

The haiku was written in response to Carpe Diem’s Little Creatures, where the goal was to write a classical 5/7/5 haiku following this example by Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827):

the dragonfly too
folds hands in prayer…
rice blossoms