We are so much
more than all these scales
See our scorched
breath scald the sky; hold
the kite strings of veins.
Taste the truth
(held, and holy)
free, and watch
It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting. Come play!
OK, wow — “blood in / the kite strings of veins”. And “taste the truth of talons”. er, do I have to? That sounds like some pretty painful truth there. So excellent.
Ooh, it’s intricate indeed — your descriptions and images are spellbinding just like the mythical creatures. I loved this bit: “hold/our quick/-silver moon/blood in/the kite strings of veins”. So well done.
oh yes, we all must fly! love it!
Nice lines: “Taste the truth
Wow! ❤️ This one took my breath away, De 🙂 ” “blood in / the kite strings of veins” and oh “taste the truth of talons”.. so powerful! ❤️
I see this as embracing the whole of us (intricate dragons) – scales, scorched breath, taste of truth of talons. To have that freedom to fly is a great gift.
Oh gosh, “Taste the truth of talons….” Woweee.
Wonderful De. Sometimes we do soar above the crowd, don’t we?
Well, you had me at dragons! This was a delight to read. Yes, being free can bring new highs..
I like the “quick-silver moon.”
The opening lines cinch it for me…the whole poem is ‘delicious’ to read.
What a wondrous skein of delightful phrases. Bravo
Lovely description. Good repetition of sound.
Such a great way to remind us to go beyond surface judgments. Love that dragon!
silver moon blood was an amazing string of words, the heart quickens with anticipation from this poem!
A lovely frolic with those words
Dragons! Wonderful quadrille, De, especially
the kite strings of veins’
‘Taste the truth
Oh my! This was glorious, De. I love the same lines Kim quoted above–but really the whole thing. The point of view of the dragons–just breathtaking!
getting to know dragons intimately De – love the intricacies of your mercurial moon and the truth of talons
Oh, to see the dragon fly!!!
Oh the lyricism and imagery!
Haven’t read or written a dragon poem in years; what a treat. It seems that both you and I were tangled in talons –me with hawks, you with dragons. I like the ambiguity of your dragons, masking their darker nature.
A fanciful flight, De! Seems to me something unholy in those talons though…
I love the reminder…
“Taste the truth
The dragons know their way…
Love the mythic heroic quality of this poem. Nicely done.
Love the mythical dragon or are they only mythical…arent we all more than skin and scales…can we not all soar…love the line ‘taste the truth of talons’…nice poem.
Also good advice for raising teenagers, the dragon years. Fierce and marvelous!
I like “(held, and holy) free”. ❤ Thanks for a fun prompt and great Q!
“Taste the truth of talons”….so powerful.
Dragons deserve a poem…..like yours. 🙂
“kite strings of veins” such an arresting visual
“Taste the truth of talons” – powerful image, that.