hot night 

is autumn already here ?

dry shell of a dragonfly . 

photo and words : 
milan rajkumar 

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai Autumn Retreat 2017 “departure”



it was last summer that I accidentally saw this dead dragonfly on a hibiscus plant beside the kitchen garden . it was well hidden beside the money plant (in other parts of the world it is known by different names , devil’s ivy , taro ivy etc.) . 

I was deeply moved by the way it stuck to the hibiscus . It’s only in poetry or haiku that I hear about dragonfly shell , cicada shell etc . but that night I saw it with my own eyes . I had to capture this moment . So here it is . 

no editing of any form was done in this photo . 


11 thoughts on “

    1. milan rajkumar Post author

      Thanks Ada , I remember a quote of Paulo Colhoe ” And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it. ” ….maybe it’s true ! I always dig pictures of rare moments and events for my haiku .
      you are very kind .


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