Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Dragon





I once saw you in a cloud, your belly full of setting sun,

Your open jaws and scaly frame descending over fields of wheat.

Then you were lost, a sunken shape, a monstrous form undone,

'Til winter's blast brought you to claim a place here at my feet.

© 2010, copyright Martin T. Hodges 

12 comments:

  1. Great picture and words, very imaginative.
    Sunny :)

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  2. "...saw you in a cloud, your belly full of setting sun"

    I adore this opening line, Martin. Lovely.

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  3. Martin, Wow! You are off to quite a start this year with your poetry. Just amazing!

    Nevine

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  4. Beautiful. Unoriginal comment, I know, but your poem is beautiful. You're inspiring me to make another stab at writing poems...but they'll probably stay hidden away. Yours, on the other hand, are a little blessing in blogland.

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  5. I'm with Willow "belly full of setting sun" is a terrific image. As is your photo!

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  6. Excellent, truly excellent. The mixture of words and image. I can't think of anything to say but excellent.

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  7. Brilliant! Love the mental picture you gave me..I could see it in the sky! :)

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  8. Sunny

    Thank you.

    Willow

    Sometimes we are gifted an opening line. This one has stayed with me for many years.

    Nevine

    2010 seems to have brought with it, a new energy. I hope it lasts.

    Leah

    Thank you. I do hope you find some time to write poetry, and please do share it with us.

    Vicki

    I guess sometimes a phrase will come into your head and stick. This one certainly did, and I'm glad. It's as though it was waiting all this time for another dragon image to show itself.

    Alan

    Excellent is a wonderful compliment, and very much appreciated.

    Betsy

    Thank you. It was a strong image. I'm glad to have been able to share it in some way.

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  9. Wonderful! And a little bit scary.

    Happy 2010, by the way :o)

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  10. Karen

    Thank you. Yes, those icy teeth look a bit fierce don't they?

    So nice to have you dropping in again. Much appreciated.

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  11. Thank you Frank. Much appreciated.

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