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Damselfly, Poem by : Sara Nummenpää

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A Damselfly along the Kings river,
County Kilkenny,
Nature and Wildlife Photography : Nigel Borrington


By : Sara Nummenpää

you’ve swept me away
in your rivers,

do you know you steal my breath?
I can’t help it, I surrender
to you, so
surround me, encompass me,
cover me with your skin,
your flesh and wings;

lead me, I know you can.
lead me,

for just a while, and
I’ll lead you,
follow you,

until you find
what you are looking for.

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I am yours to break.

and if you ever want
to forget me for a while,
to lead me no longer –
that is okay,

for you’ve loved me once,

and that is enough.

7 responses

  1. Stunning photos Nigel. Love the clarity and detail and the poem is just beautiful. Poignant 🙂

    April 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    • Hello Norma 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , vey pleased you liked both images and poem 🙂 🙂 🙂

      April 28, 2014 at 3:55 pm

  2. What a sweet looking insect! The poem is very moving, too.

    Just lovely 🙂 🙂

    April 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    • Hello Sharon 🙂 🙂

      Thank you , Very pleased you liked and commented 🙂 🙂 🙂

      April 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

  3. poppytump

    So hard to capture such a sharp image like this Nigel !
    The poem .. yes as Norma said .. quite poignant . And I do like poignant 🙂

    April 29, 2014 at 9:20 am

  4. Stunning captures! : )))

    May 9, 2014 at 4:08 am

    • Hello Anne 🙂

      Thank you , very pleased that you like the image 🙂 🙂

      May 12, 2014 at 8:28 pm

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