Watch her land and stand 
watch. Catch her spare 
spangled scales as they fall. 
Hear her talons scritch, 
the roared hitch in her song. 

She’ll cover you in veiny wings
the smoky ink of starry breath
the embered scent of sky. 
She’ll warm you, warn you. 
Teach you how (and when) to fly.

Get whisperclose and ask her all 
the magic she might know. Hold her
mighty tail for just a moment, then 
let her                                         go. 


Stunning artwork and description above by Ukrainian artist “Vika Muse.”

This is incredible prompt inspiration is brought to us by Mish over at dVerse Poetics today. Come play!

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14 Responses to RoofDragon

  1. Mish says:

    Breathtaking. You bring out the protectiveness so desperately needed.

  2. Shawna says:

    That clever thing you did with “le(a)ther” made this about Anastasia Steele for me, if you know what I mean. 🙂

  3. Grace says:

    How wonderful you have written this De. I love this part: whisperclose and ask her all
    the magic she might know. I can believe in the magic…..

  4. Wow! You made me see this dragon!

  5. Truedessa says:

    I have a fondness for dragons and their protective wings are much needed today.

  6. You’ve captured that dreamy quality in the image, I’m smitten with that dragon! 💙💛

  7. vikamuseart says:

    omg! this is so amazing poem. I’m in love in your style and words. It seems I sow the dragon through your words. Thank you, thank you so much! 💛💙

  8. I love the end most… to let the dragon go is the most important part.

    If you love someone… set them free.

  9. Shawna says:

    I still have “the roof, the roof, the roof is on fire” in my ear from that title. 🙂

  10. Ah, really like the mix of fantasy and tactile nature of this verse!

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