Thursday, June 25, 2015

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DRAGON FLIGHT
to spit you out
like a worm
wriggling free in the earth-filled mire

black enough is
the unconscious cloud hovering
within the frame of night

where ashes spill from the hand
of man there is no one to hear
the breath of dragons cry

only fantasy can leap that far
falling to earth as if
on tiptoes of fire
© gillena cox


written for the challenge
Words Count With Mama Zen
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads
to choose some word from the given list of 23 "ultraconserved words" that have remained relatively unchanged since the Ice Age; recently identified by a British researchers study; and write a poem of 60 words or less.

30 comments:

  1. Shall we leap higher than that to hear the crying of dragons? Neat!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Susan

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  2. I like the "breath of dragon's cry" and "tiptoes of fire."

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sherry

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  3. "only fantasy can leap that far"

    I really like that, Gillena.

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    1. Thanks for your really interesting prompt today Zen

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  4. A dragon ready for the kill obviously! Great lines Gillena!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks for dropping by to read mine Hank

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  5. Love your title and the way it ties into your closing! Great read!

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Hannah

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  6. I love the 'tiptoe on fires' bit. That is walking gingerly, like a cat walking on fence with broken glass on the top side. Nice Gillena.
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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jim

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  7. I love this poem, Gillena. It underlines everything I think is so important in the value of escaping into fiction.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Kerry

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  8. Beautifully written. (And I am very keen on dragons.)

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    1. Happy you dropped in Rosemary
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  9. "only fantasy can leap that far" I am so thankful for writers who can help my fantasy see dragons and others fantastic things.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Debi

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  10. Wonderful melding of fantasy and poetry!

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    1. Happy you dropped in Lola

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  11. Love that first stanza and your use of the word "mire"---that opening pulls us in so powerfully!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation CC

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  12. Love this saga.. really a delightful tale.. very nice

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    1. Happybyou dropped in Bjorn

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  13. in some cultures, 'worm' is another name for dragon... ~

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    1. Oh good thanks for that bit. I wasn't aware of this. Happy you dropped in grapeling

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  14. Very cool - love what you did with it! Cool picture, too, which set the image of elfen surfing (on leaves!) to mind. (Lol, I actually initially read "only fantasy can leap that far" as "can leaf that far.") Cheers!

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  15. Thank you for your appreciation Sweeper

    much love...

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