Flight of the Snow Dragon

Flight of the Snow Dragon

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Liz at Exploring Colour published a post, Pete’s Dragon and an invitation:
“I’m inviting anyone who feels inspired, to do something creative about the Snow Dragon and publish it on your blog.”

Here’s my poem:

Flight of the Snow Dragon

She yearns to ride the winds of winter.
She longs to swim the icy sea.
She waits atop a frosty mountain,
For darkness to come, her time to be free.

Her shimmering, iridescent scales,
Like hoar-frost in the sunlight gleam.
But night will shield this creature of wonder,
It’s then she takes flight, the snow dragon queen.

Her wings spread wide, she soars t’ward heaven,
Then swoops with grace to the waters below.
She rides the waves of the northern ocean,
Her form scarce seen in the icy flow.

So little remains of her mystical kingdom,
Her realm now shrouded, hidden from sight.
Each twilight she waits atop her chill mountain,
To take wing again, in the wintry night.

© Candice 2018

Attempting to write this poem has made me realize that fantasy is not my forte, but you never know until you try!

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40 thoughts on “Flight of the Snow Dragon

  1. Actually Candice, you absolutely nailed it! I was transported to a completely different world and deeply felt the impatience of the dragon, the chill of her realm, and the freedom and power when at last she takes flight! The picture is really awesome and it was a joy to read your poem! Big thank you!

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  2. Fantasy may not be your forte, but I think you expressed the energy and “life” of winter and its dragon wonderfully! I liked the metaphor of winter being the dragon’s kingdom. It makes one look at the season differently. Your poetry is stirring and imaginative. Definitely keep writing it!

    My blog isn’t designed for fictional work, but I might make an exception for this prompt. Your interpretation of the image has inspired me.

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  3. Candice, I found it quite beautiful and it made me imagine this place. I don’t think it needs anything added. I love it like this. Please overlook my late times of finding stuff on other blogs. I am finally figuring it out!

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