Dreams of Dragon Clouds



Once a child in wonder

saw a dragon flying by

breathing clouds of dragon-mist

in swirling twists

of white across the bluest sky.


And there he lay on grassy slope

pondering, wondering why–

only he saw a dragon there,

high up in the sky.



A little wisp of a poem, a quadrille for dVerse. De has asked us to use the prompt, “dragon.”

For some reason, I was hearing the song “Circle Game” in my head. I was thinking the song doesn’t mention dragons, but then I realized it does mention a dragonfly. Weird how the mind works! Here’s Tom Rush’s version of the Joni Mitchell song. I heard him sing this song in concert recently. He sounds so young here.












33 thoughts on “Dreams of Dragon Clouds

  1. And a Dragon poem in return. 🙂


    So still she lies, as if some shell abandoned, blear-eyed from sleep
    Shipwrecked, abandoned to some soggy dotage caked in mire
    Be not deceived, imagining vacuum where once was fire
    Thoughts and feelings spark yet, drift dreamily, aimless, ancient, deep

    Take heed, both wise and foolish souls; fair warning: t’is best to creep
    Past lightly, with harnessed breath; waken not the dragon’s ire
    No less than fearsome monster, prone to bouts of fey desire
    Exceeding duties as guardian, this dragon now feeds on sheep

    Protection for that heart of mine once long ago rudely spoiled
    That dragon, turned to basilisk, has festered and gone awry
    Too far too many empty nights left red-eyed the dragonfly
    Wound itself tighter and tighter till inextricably coiled

    A dusty heirloom, tucked away, out of sight, a feathered wing
    This fragile heart, free from defence, defiant, still dares to sing

  2. Very pretty! Dragons and tiny dragons. I saw a meme the other day about a tiny dragon. It was like a small version of the brood of the Mother of Dragons. Then I realized a necklace I wear all the time is a dragon. Serendipity time!

  3. It seems there is always a soundtrack playing in the background of our thoughts. I was thinking Amaya’s music prompt could apply to multiple posts from many people I follow.
    The childlike wonder and adult wistfulness echoes the song beautifully.

    • I think you’re right. I don’t really listen to music that often because I don’t like it as background, but I do often have my own soundtrack going on in my mind. 🙂

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