Poet’s Corner: Dragonfly

By Joel Holmberg


over the still pond

with four wings

blue transparency

with less than

one minute

of life

the sun

bright on

water and wings

with a few billion years


the entire universe

showing no signs

of slowing down

does it matter

to any of

these fragile things

Joel Holmberg, former resident of Martha’s Vineyard for 26 years as a ceramist, and active in many other endeavors, has turned his attention to poetry, short stories, and monologues while living in Italy and Finland for 17 years.