DurAnorak (duranorak) wrote,
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Memed!

When you see this, post a bit of poetry in your journal.

A Small Dragon

I've found a small dragon in the woodshed.
Think it must have come from deep inside a forest
because it's damp and green and leaves
are still reflecting in its eyes.

I fed it on many things, tried grass,
the roots of stars, hazel-nut and dandelion,
but it stared up at me as if to say, I need
food you can't provide.

It made a nest among the coal,
not unlike a bird's but larger.
It is out of place here
and is quite silent.

If you believed in it I would come
hurrying to your house to let you share my wonder,
but I want instead to see
if you yourself will pass this way.

Brian Patten

While letting the internet remind me of how this one goes (my book of poetry is elsewhere right now) I discovered a Garcia Lorca poem I'd not read before, which is staggering. Poetry is good.

E.
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