Wednesday, April 14, 2010

M is Mythic Beasts

M is the letter to which Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday round 6 has advanced. To enjoy other posts of M, follow the above link or click on the banner.





OF MYTHIC BEASTS
I’ve never tried to trap a unicorn.
It’s not more graceful, say, than a gazelle,
an earthly beast I’m sure would do as well;
and what’s so great about a single horn?
Nor have I tried to snare a horse with wings.
I’ve flown across the sky, but in a jet.
I see no earthly use for such a pet;
I’ll save my sugar cubes to sweeten things.

But dragons! Ah, now that’s a different story:
great flailing tails that slither, thrash, and crash,
tough armored scales to hide the wicked core,
the iridescent wings a blue-black glory,
the knobbly claws whose talons rake and slash!
My favored mythic beasts breathe fire, and roar!
Just in case you don't believe me, above is one proof of my loyalty to dragons.

Below, however, is my favorite dragon.
I have done animations of him, but
have not found a way to upload animations to blogspot.

Of course he flies by day and night and once had a home in a cave with other dragons.




He also has a wife named Trog. Here is a picture of her on her wedding day.



10 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh how fun is this post!? Your dragons are adorable.

Sheila said...

Because I think your dragons are so wonderful, I will excuse you from the slur on unicorns. :) :)

Life with Kaishon said...

They are very pretty. What a magnificent thing to imagine. I always love visiting you dear, sweet Granny Smith. Always.

Rinkly Rimes said...

From the very start of our blog-relationship I remember how you loved dragons, and this letter of the alphabet (though not 'D')lets you indulge yourself and please us.

Nydia said...

Oh, so sweet!! I lkove dragons too - and Dragonstar will love your post!

Yours are so cute, where did you get these lovely images?

Kisses from Nydia.

Roger Owen Green said...

Very friendly dragons. Or at least they APPEAR to be. Do they have a sinister side?

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!-Ramblin' with Roger

Maggie May said...

Dragons look lovely but I am glad that they are mythological. Unicorns are more beautiful I think!

Nuts in May

Jay said...

Did you draw/paint all those beautiful dragons? They are gorgeous!!

I love the imagery of the dragon in your rhyme though - so much darker and more fun!

linda may said...

What a clever lady you are Granny Smith.No tiring of those neurons.

jinksy said...

Dragons do it for me, whether in sonnet or picture form!