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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dragonfly Caprice

Green Dragonfly (public domain)

He lifts in a jeweled grazioso
afterwards he hovers above the leaves.
His iridescent wings ostinato
when he flashes an allegro reprise  --
darts lively, then dizzily starts to weave
dazzling con fuoco designed cadenzas
marked next by his rallentando segues
ending in opalescent mazurkas!

Definition - Caprice: 
a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality;

Posted for Gemma Wiseman's article on 
Huitain
8/16/2012 @
dVersePoets Pub FormForAll


Paganini Caprice No. 24

41 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo. Beautiful poem.

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  2. wow...love how you capture the dragon fly gay...so vivid, so musical...makes me wanna sing and fly..smiles... great use of the form as well... looking forward to FormForAll today..

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  3. haha...way to bring in the music...dragonflies are so cool....saw a bunch at the fish hatchery in branson MO...they dance and weaves, little sky dancer....nicely done....this form was not so bad...smiles....mine will be up this afternoon..

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  4. I often think that dragonflies and classical music go well together (my husband will play it on the outdoor speakers and we do get a lot of dragonflies as there is a lake nearby :) Nicely and musically done. (I liked the simple "darts lively", as it reminds me of my old chorus director saying "lively, now, LIVELY!" :)

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  5. Visiting here a second time. Even more impressed when I realize this is a Huitain. Very beautifully composed, Gay.

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  6. Impressive... love the word choices, Gay...

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  7. I like this trying of new words from another venue to describe something we know but in a fresh way.

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  8. Oh what a fun interpretation! Lilting and lovely. Wonderfully done.

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  9. Very impressive Gay. This form with all the musical terms. Yes, I am impressed. Dragon flies are lovely to watch too. Thanks for your visit.

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  10. fantastic word choices. they really bring this poem to life, like the life of a dragonfly for sure.

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  11. Beautiful artistic poem, very original and describes a dragonfly wonderfully!

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  12. Music in flight and in pause and in our days when we are lucky enough to be near. Thank you!

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  13. Beautifully composed - quite brilliant!

    Anna :o]

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  14. Impressive word choice! Beautiful, colorful poem.

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  15. Oh, my, this is so impressive. I have enough trrouble with everyday words, and here you are, pulling off a musical example of a huitain with these. Brava!

    Thanks for your visit to my place and your kind words!

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  16. this was jazzy, I agree. I felt a bit overwhelmed by some of the words, but it was like an exotic dance.

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    1. http://www.naxos.com/education/glossary.asp
      This may help ;-)

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  17. Oh, this poem did sing, for sure. We have lots of dragonflies, and every one is unique. Your description of this insect and its "dazzling" moves was orchestrated top to bottom. Masterful! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/08/15/blissful-balm-imaginary-garden-with-real-toads/

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  18. I love dragonflies you can see me often trying to chase one down with my iPhone. You seem to have done well with just sheer words. Awesome.

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  19. Oh, he's a music loving dragonfly...what a composition..brilliant.

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  20. beautiful creature on a musical journey =)

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  22. O the magical music in this portrait of a dragonfly! As if this little creature creates and is his own music! Delightful!
    (Sorry! Had to delete the last comment! I muddled what I wanted to say!)

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  23. amazing! i love the word 'grazioso'- in fact- there are so many words here ive never heard of but the whole poem captures that flitting playful inquisitve nature of the dragonfly- expertly done!

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  24. That's a musical dragonfly! This is a fun one to read out loud.

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  25. this was really fun, and just adore the word choices. Wonderful job

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  26. It looked like a ritual or was it a dance of happiness. Dragonflies in flight can be most mesmerizing. Nicely written,Gay!

    Hank

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  27. The musical terms really enliven this little dance, Gay, give it depth and make the poem a visual jazz piece. We have many dragonflies here, including some with double white-tipped wings (like little biplanes)whose movements are joyfully and amazingly like what you paint. Beautiful flawless form, and really satisfying poem.

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  28. Wow... what a beautiful poem. You left me speechless and inspired.

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  29. Very well written and I love the picture!

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  30. Dragonflies are some of my favorite creatures, though I think the ones I'm used to are a bit more sedate than yours. :-)

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  31. You poem (and, for that matter, dragonflies) have such a hypnotic effect. They are beautiful creations and the huitain suits them well. I have a book on American Indian totems and it has the dragonfly as a symbol of illusion. When I see one, I ask to be free of illusion. Kind of a great reminder.

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  32. positively beautiful. I can hear the music, feel its pulse in time with the dragon fly.

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  33. Gay--how did I miss this? I love it. Gorgeous.

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  34. I chickened out of this one, so am very much impressed by this outstanding composition. Impressive.

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  35. Nicely done -even if I only knew half the words!

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  36. I love the dragonfly as a dancer/instrument of music. Thank you for your recent visit and comment. I appreciate your support.

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