Dragonfly – a poem by Alan Rycroft

  Dragonfly

Dragonfly
Hovers
Motionlessly
Over petals
Opening slowly –
Mute god
Minnow
In the ocean
Of the mystery,
Worshipped
By a sea
Of lotus flowers.

(written Wuhan, China)

 

Alan Rycroft was born in London in 1957, though long based in Bristol with his family. His life has often taken him on a planetary odyssey being a qualified Lecturer with an MA in Applied Linguistics, he has been engaged in teaching English across universities and companies in the Middle East and Far East. He has been much privileged and enriched to imbibe and interact with so many faith traditions and cultural influences globally.  All the while he says poetry has been a constant comfort, companion and mentor, has quietly distilled a profound and rich internal dialogue of self understanding and realization, at once a form of therapy and illumination, as well as exacting taskmaster and craft. Simultaneously, the  poetic venture has been a conversing with inner Spirit, trying to catch that ever elusive resonance and the multidimensional voices of the heart, by turns, colloquial human and every day, mythic, shamanistic, high philosophical and spiritually enlightening striving for a universal authentic explication. His Collection At the Steep Face of Your Heart is forthcoming; he can be contacted on : arycroft@yahoo.com

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