Dragonflies are beautiful as they fly by. They represent illusion and change. The dragonfly inhabits both air and water. Its wings reflect and refract light, showing us that life may not be what we think, take another look through the illusions.
- Buttonbush and seedbox are good choices for a dragonfly pond’s edge. Place some flat rocks around the pond’s edge. Make sure your pond has over 70% sunlight. Make sure you have underwater plants for the nymphs to land on, since only the adults land on above ground vegetation. Dragonflies eat mosquitoes, make sure you don’t use a bug zapper which will kill the dragonflies, not the mosquitoes.
Legend How Dragonfly was born
According to legend dragonfly was born from dragon. The legend goes like this. Dragon had scales like Dragonfly’s wings. Coyote tricked dragon into changing form, and it’s shape became dragonfly.
Quotes and Poems
“Time is for dragonflies and angels. The former live too little and the latter live too long.” — James Thurber
By Alfred Lord Tennyson
Today I saw the dragon-fly
Come from the wells where he did lie.
An inner impulse rent the veil
Of his old husk: from head to tail
Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.
He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;
Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew
A living flash of light he flew.
By Louise Bogan
You are made of almost nothing
But of enough
To be great eyes
And diaphanous double vans;
To be ceaseless movement,
Link between water and air,
Earth repels you.
Light touches you only to shift into iridescence
Upon your body and wings.
You split into the heat.
Swift beyond calculation or capture
You dart into the shadow
Which consumes you.
You rocket into the day.
But at last, when the wind flattens the grasses,
For you, the design and purpose stop.
And you fall
With the other husks of summer.