Dragon Poems, Part 1

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Here are some poems transferred over from the old website.

Featuring poems by Tiffany Hrach, Theodora Lau, Sathor, and William Butler Yeats.

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1. SHE

The Dragon flies into the dusk on silver, painted wings,
And though she rides the sky alone, she has learned many things.
She knows the sea runs to the sand, and where the moon takes rest.
She greets the noble unicorns, and flies where phoenix nest.
Her eyes seek treasures of the mind, not any mundane thought.
She knows of all the Dwarven smiths and what their skills have wrought.
Her silvered scales have seen the rule of mighty kings gone by,
And when the cause of good was lost, she would often cry.
She felt the pain of mother’s loss as her children died to fight,
all the foes of dragon kind that killed to show their might.
In my heart, this dragon flies, and keeps my heart and mind.
She taught me how to love, and learn, and made my path defined.
She led me down the darkest trail, so I could face my fear,
And though I feel her weakening, I know that she is near.
And before she spreads her wings to fly forever to be free,
I will fly just one more time, for I know that SHE is ME.

~ © 1997-99 Tiffany Hrach

Bio: Tiffany gardens, runs, reads, hikes, and takes pictures. She is a multi-tasking whirlwind who wishes she had more time to do more things. Adventure awaits!

Website: Hrach Garden


2. A Poem about the Dragon

I am an unquenchable fire,
The center of all energy,
The stout heroic heart.
I am truth and light,
I hold power and glory in my sway.
My presence
Disperses dark clouds.
I have been chosen
To tame the Fates.

I AM THE DRAGON.

~ © 1979 Theodora Lau
The Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes

Bio: Theodora Lau is the author of numerous books, including the bestselling Handbook of Chinese Horoscopes. Theodora’s books have been translated into over 17 languages and have introduced many topics of Chinese culture to readers all over the world.

Website: Theodora Lau


3. A dragon runs through time

the past runs to catch the future before the present gets there

to save the history to save the past, founder of the present

the dragon flies forward, dodges the hurdles, ducks the bars

its future ahead, but it is the end

the danger of not finding the past and present becomes a problem

will the past slow him enough?

~ Nicholas Alexander a.k.a Sathor

Bio: Nicholas has a passion for photography and sports (mostly cycling and running). Other interests include religions and patterns in space/time.

Website: deviantART/sathor


4. The Realists

Hope that you may understand!
What can books of men that wive
In a dragon-guarded land,
Paintings of the dolphin-drawn
Sea-nymphs in their pearly waggons
Do, but awake a hope to live
That had gone
With the dragons?

~ William Butler Yeats

5. Aedh pleads with the Elemental Powers

The Powers whose name and shape no living creature knows
Have pulled the Immortal Rose;
And though the Seven Lights bowed in their dance and wept,
The Polar Dragon slept,
His heavy rings uncoiled from glimmering deep to deep:
When will he wake from sleep?
Great Powers of falling wave and wind and windy fire,
With your harmonious choir
Encircle her I love and sing her into peace,
That my old care may cease;
Unfold your flaming wings and cover out of sight
The nets of day and night.
Dim Powers of drowsy thought, let her no longer be
Like the pale cup of the sea,
When winds have gathered and sun and moon burned dim
Above its cloudy rim;
But let a gentle silence wrought with music flow
Whither her footsteps go.

~ William Butler Yeats

Bio: William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served as a Senator of the Irish Free State for two terms. (Reference: Wiki)

Website: Poetry Foundation – Yeats

Author: Jess

Jess has run Dragonsinn since 1999. She enjoys research and analysis, and appreciates how running a website brings these interests together. Non-draconic interests include cats, cooking, and UX design.

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