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Ice Dragon

Four of them ventured down the sloping shore,
Lured by meltpools blue as cloudless skies:
Swelling buds of ash and curly willow
Scented the air like clover. One by one
They probed the ice and boldly dreamed aloud

Of golden mornings promising sunwarmed docks,
Of heavy carp with scales like minted coins:
The youngest bent to dip the pail that he'd brought
Into the lake, imagining a minnow.

The Dragon who dwells in every frozen lake
Heard the ice crack, made a cunning lunge
And dragged the boy down, failing, choking, blind,
Into the depths where dreams and Summers end.

The Garrison Captain and his diving-team
Searched all afternoon and all next morning
But could not find the boy, recovering
Only the pail, upended, emptying Dreams.

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icka
Jun. 6th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
o_o
i reallylike this. did you write it?
delascabezas
Jun. 6th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
heh
yeah, this one i actually did write! our convo last week incited me to dig through and revisit a bunch i had red_dinosaur edit for me. i need to follow through on her work - which is possible to do now that i remember the password i used to lock all my documents.
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