Unspangled Dragons

..

They crave sequins and spark
-led shine, bright pieces of sea

and fractured stars. Gray scales
ache for ribboned river, milky

way canyon scars and the sheen
of sea glass. We comb the shores

in search of strings and strands,
shanty songs. We stick them

fine, with candled wax and
raspberry bubblegum. How

splendiferous they are in their
new skin, ready to hum-rumble

the day into some semblance
of spectacular. We watch, gather

our own small stones and stam
-mered syllables. Sprinkle them in

whispered wild, fragile book spines
and dandelion parachute hope.

..
Prompted by Poetic Asides. And my constant, ardent love for dragons, and their intricate spangling. 

 

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5 Responses to Unspangled Dragons

  1. Mandie Hines says:

    Just taking a moment to point out this line, “fragile book spines
    and dandelion parachute hope.” Sigh. So beautiful.

  2. Nan Mykel says:

    You dressed the whole dragon! Fantastically! I fell in love with him.

  3. Shawna says:

    Oh my gosh, De; this is AWESOME!!!

    Love:
    “They crave sequins and spark”
    “We comb the shores
    in search of strings and strands,
    shanty songs.”
    “We stick them
    fine, with candled wax and
    raspberry bubblegum.” (my favorite section)
    “ready to hum-rumble
    the day into some semblance
    of spectacular”
    “Sprinkle them in
    whispered wild, fragile book spines
    and dandelion”

    I love that break after “stam.”

    Check out THIS definition of “stam”: https://stamchocolate.com/

    Then read this mouth-watering poem: https://jdubqca.com/2017/05/16/just-another-ordinarily-average-day/

  4. tsdwords says:

    Your love shines/sparkles through! Wonderful write, my friend ❤

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