One fine summer afternoon, a young fairy leaned over the bank of a creek to drink, but slipped and fell into the water. Now the current carried her away quickly like a wisp of wheat. Unfortunately, the fairy had left the magic wand in the grass, and no one was lost.
Fortunately the water fairies came to help, with a clap of hands made up by the river wave that lifted the fairy to the blue of the sky. While falling, small drops of water were transformed into dragonflies …. that’s why it seems that between the transparent wings of a dragonfly is entangled a drop of water.
16" x 20", Oil, Copyright Nancy McCarroll
...Like dragonflies, the hansoms hover,
With jeweled eyes, to catch the lover...
(Richard Le Gallienne)