Poet, Playwright, Workshop Facilitator
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Welcome to daily nature photo and creative writing blog, #NewThisDay

Welcome to my daily nature photo blog

Writing from My Photo Stream ~ Kelly DuMar


#NewThisDay Writing from my Photo Stream

Widow Skimmer

Widow Skimmer

"Today I saw a dragon-fly"

~ Tennyson

I walk early, mist rising.

Looking for milkweed, find Suzi in the weeds.

Drought has killed the wildflowers in direct sun; this purple beauty stops me on the tree shaded trail.

We cross the meadow, goldening into autumn, our wide bright view.

In the river's marsh, over the shallow brook, the dogs dip, wild grapes ripen with the cattails.

I have enough. I have enough. The camera tucks into my shorts.

Then, out of the corner eye, in stillness on a browning leaf, 

this clinging dragon meets me near


All photos and writing copyright Kelly DuMar 2016