I saw this today above Etruria. It looks a bit like the Welsh Dragon. The head end is a bit wispy… But if you squint?
White hot dragon,
Breath of flame spinning out
Into the sky.
Seen on high,
Your wings encompass
Your claws slash,
Cold and serene
Flying veins of snow
Fire and steam
Melts your heart
Makes mine beat.
Make sure your dragons scales are kept in tip top condition. Use ‘Dddragon polish’ (tm). Uses gold dust and magyc oil to give them that gleam.
Ice cubes on the underside of the elbows will reduce inflammation (also known as flight elbow).
A spoonful of honey in a gallon of alder oil is good for your dragons throat after a hard day’s flaming.
Remember to wear woollen underwear, it may be hot and itchy but it prevents burns during dragon jousting.
When attempting barrel rolls or loop the loops ensure you have your stirrups in ‘high hitch’ position.
Dragon racing is for professionals. No parachutes are allowed but wing suits are acceptable.
Finally, dragons are not allowed to drink alcohol. The tragic consequences are well documented historically.
This dragon appeared from my garden hanging baskets photo. I liked the green so thought I would play around with the layout and sketch apps that I use.
I wrote a children’s story about a dragon once. It was a long time ago and I think I still have the floppy disc I saved it on. That was in the time of dial up modems when they used to make that funny dial up tone… Dah Di Dah Dah in a sort of metallic tune.
I never had the courage to send it in. It was too worthy I think. Not exciting enough. I asked a publisher to read it and also my friends daughter. I could tell the publisher wasn’t impressed and my friends daughter said I needed to make it funnier. Perhaps I also used too many long words.
Maybe one day I will edit it and try again. Is it sensible to try after twenty years? I’d like my dragon to go free…..