Monday, June 3, 2019


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“My scales are like ten-fold shields, my teeth 
are swords, my claws spears, my tail a thunder 
bolt, and my breath death.”--J.R.R. Tolkien.

in the vastness
of the Cosmos,
there is a

where one can find
Silver Tips,
Yellow Tails,
Black Divers,
White Wings, and
Red Bellies.

There will be
some dragon slayers

Hannibal had his
elephants, but Merlin had
his fiery dragons.

Glenn Buttkus


Posted over at dVerse Poets Pub Q44


brudberg said...

I love the magic names of the dragon... some of them reminds me of Harry Potter and the species there... like

Hungarian Horntail
Norwegian Ridgeback

Somehow I wish there were not dragonslayers in that world of yours.

Jane Dougherty said...

You tell it in such a matter-of-fact way, making it sound perfectly plausible that there is a dragon world with dragon slayers.

De Jackson said...

Though I have found, as I get older, that befriending my dragons instead of slaying them is sometimes the key. Takes less time, and sometimes we even share a cup of tea.

Kim M. Russell said...

Oh, these are my kind of dragons, Glenn, and I want to visit Dragonworld! Mind you, I rather like elephants too. Can we get rid of dragon slayers and hunters of any kind, please?

sarah said...

I love your dragon names. They could almost be butterflies. There must be a dragon world somewhere, how else would we know so much about dragons?

robkistner said...

Love this Glenn! The ending haiku was excellent. Looks like you went to fantasy on this one and I got pseudo political.

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Marvelous Glenn- dragons in every color.

Jade Li said...

Wherever there are dragons, there will be those who try to slay them.

Vivian Zems said...

Great descriptions...but I'm fine -here on Earth, thank you very much! :)

indybev said...

There will always be dragons and dragonslayers -- sometimes they're called world leaders!

Arcadia Maria said...

Lovely poem about dragons.

robkistner said...

This is the address of the original “Hour Of The Beast”, which I wrote in 2012, and from which I drew the inspiration today for my dragon quadrille. The originsl poem is much longer. If you go read it you will see that you sir, left the very first comment on the original piece 7 years ago.

Gillena Cox said...

A luscious serving of dragon, Enjoyed.
Happy Monday

much love...

Waltermarks said...

I don't think they're that hard to find. Just drive to ant city with a beltway, lol.

Truedessa said...

I would like to travel to this dragonworld and feast my eyes upon these magnificent beast. Of course there would have to be a dragon slayer lurking around to slay one
for his personal trophy room. (sigh)

I like that you went the fantasy route one of my favorite genre.

Anna Montgomery said...

This is wonderful, and with a twist! I too hope that there are not too many dragon slayers so I might see all the many colors of Dragonworld's inhabitants flying free.

lynn__ said...

I love Tolkien's Smaug and your encyclopedia of dragons :)

qbit said...

Great ending!

Margaret said...

I'll take Merlin any day.

Merril D. Smith said...

Wonderful dragon names. I think I'd only want to see it from a distance. :)

Colleen Looseleaf said...

It's almost as if we remember it in a primal way. Otherwise, how does it permeate our stories.