Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Paper Dragons

Close to broken, I fold poems -
paper dragons lacking fire-

tinder for the burning box
with sonnet locks.
A poet's pyre.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

12 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

If this is your description of writer's block, I wish I knew where I could buy your brand.

;-)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Me, too. No lack of fire in these words. I love "paper dragons". "A poet's pyre" is brilliant.

brudberg said...

Brilliant... the sonnet locks work for me.. :-)

Marion Lawless said...

Broken & torn, my paper boat has disintegrated in the water. There's practically nothing left, not even a partial poem...

Gail said...

I just can't keep saying "Wow!" but I do.

Jim said...

A little down here, eh Mom Zee?
Cheer up, why not trade your paper dragon,
in for a new crosscut paper shredder?
Fire nor pyre, neither not needed.
..

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Your poems are sometimes like perfect bite-sized desserts. Usually, after one, I want another, so I'll have to re-read some other sweeties. Thanks.

Timoteo said...

You'll need them as starter kindling for the logs this winter, eh?

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah well, we all have those – and yet, you've outsmarted them after all, and roused them.

Fireblossom said...

You're no paper dragon.

Rommy said...

I've felt the same way about writing projects that just don't go they way I wanted. I love the phrase "paper dragon". It feels similar to the idea of a paper tiger, but with a touch more of the fantastical or simply even magical aspect we want our art to have.

rallentanda said...

Good description of pancake poems.