Poem of the Week 59

Dragon

 

Jean Kenward

 

 

Look very lightly

look that way –

I saw a dragon there

yesterday;

 

His ears were open,

his eyes were shut,

his scales were as hard

as a coconut.

 

His body was thick,

his tail was strong,

it stretched round the railings

ten feet long …

 

His snores were thunderous,

dark and deep.

He breathed like an engine

in his sleep.

 

Look through your lashes

faint and small …

Can you see anyone

there at all,

 

Down by the railings,

way-away?

I saw a dragon there

yesterday.

 

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