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St. Leonard, known for Dragon slaying, is commemorated today. He is the guardian spirit of St. Leonard’s forest in Sussex, England.” — The Pagan Book Of Days, Nigel Pennick


The Dragon-fly

By Alfred Lord Tennyson
Today I saw the dragon-fly

Come from the wells where he did lie.

An inner impulse rent the veil

Of his old husk: from head to tail

Came out clear plates of sapphire mail.

He dried his wings: like gauze they grew;

Thro’ crofts and pastures wet with dew

A living flash of light he flew.