“There May Be Dragons”

Photo by Jacqueline Casey

There may be dragons in that soul-less flight

where harpies;  hovering aloft her bed,

born of a spell that chills the wicked night

and winters in her heart some unknown dread.

There may be dragons in the hate-filled gloom:

a whistling as the icy wind now drones.

As thundering is heard; impending doom

may crack the branches of the empire’s thrones.

Oh, seek to know the reason they are here.

The slow roll and the glaring eyes proclaim

love’s mated with a devil’s crushing leer.

There’s mystery; their birth is foreordained.

There may be dragons in the frozen night

as all those kingdoms hold their breath in fright.


(this poem influenced by “Game of Thrones”…)



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2 Comments on ““There May Be Dragons””

  1. Carol
    December 29, 2017 at 7:52 pm #

    More description. It’s like you’re too worried about the iambic pentameter


  2. jacquelinecaseypoetry
    December 31, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    Meter is important to me. And yes, I’m probably constricted by so closely adhering to it. But, that is part of the challenge. I am not a ‘free verse’ person. I like the confinement of form. I want my poems to ‘have good bones’. If the poem is ‘boring’, with little vision, is not the fault of meter.


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