Thursday, November 22, 2007

Capricious Dragon - Leslie Hawes

Upon a time

somewhere near Wales

there dwelt Capricious Dragon.

He spent his days

seeking knights

to scare, or pull a gag on.


Outside the town

in forest groves

he’d stand in arching lurking.

Knights would ride

beneath his hide

not knowing

of his smirking.


Out he’d jump

to dance a jig

in front of men of valour!

His great delight

to cause them fright

and take on shades of pallor.


He’d hide behind

a great big rock…

await the unsuspecting.

Crouch and wiggle.

Sproing and giggle!

It took years perfecting.


He’d never tire

of his games.

He’d even raid the castles.

He’d raise Hades

with Faire Ladies,

and scare away the vassals.


No moral here

to be discerned,

though you remain suspicious,

because you will not ever know

when you might meet Capricious.


Leslie, a talented illustrator with a good eye for a yarn blogs HERE


1 comment:

The Quoibler said...

I found this delightful! An adult faerie tale with a fabulous cadence.