Dragon's Blood

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by littleskinny, May 26, 2004.

  1. littleskinny

    littleskinny Member

    'Dragon's Blood' is what it said on the packet.
    I wondered, how did they get it?
    How did they dry it?
    Or, if it was synthetic,
    how did they know what it smelt like?

    I set down the sandy pyramid,
    let a flame lick at it.
    It didn't take at first, of course.
    Then it glowed, and flared right up;
    a conical dragon scab aflame.

    I blew.
    The smoking dragon's blood bellowed back at me,
    fragant tendrils muddling with my hair and skin.
    I sat back and watched.

    Slowly, a dragon's soul escaped the powder prison,
    released by the fiery breath of a comrade (perhaps),
    that someone had so cleverly caught

    in a Zippo.

  2. chickabean

    chickabean Senior Member

    i really love this poem!! the imagery you have captured is fantatsic..the last two stanzas are beautiful...i love your choice of words...they flow beautifully. this rocks! :D
  3. ravenapples

    ravenapples Member

  4. ArtLoveMusic

    ArtLoveMusic Senior Member

    haha i love it :) its wonderful!!
  5. wow. that was beautiful and sent me on an interesting mental trip of memories, :p excellent poem!!
  6. littleskinny

    littleskinny Member

    thank you folks...you're kind!

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