Birthday Challenge Part 2

Thank you for checking out my blog and participating in my Birthday Challenge!!  Tomorrow I will post the final count for the day, so come back and find out how we did!

If it is your first time here, welcome!  Feel free to explore and check out all the fun stuff – it’s sorted on the side by type of post, or you can pick a date at random and see what I wrote.

For those of you who have been here before, I know you want to find all the new stuff.  So check out the post “Apparition of Myth” below; it’s a poem I wrote in college but happen to love.  I have also added a Novel Synopses page, with the description of The Queen’s Butterflies,  and increased the info on my About page. 

I hope that you enjoy, and perhaps come back again!  And THANK YOU for helping meet the Birthday Challenge and making my day.  Check back tomorrow for today’s total hits!

Apparition of Myth

Flashes of silver, blue, green

                    a wing-tip, a claw-tip, a fang-tip

and suddenly an immense creature bursts from the trees

With a few wing beats, it clears the very tops

                     Scales reflecting moonlight,

                               imitating stars

                    It soars away, beyond my vision.

 Did I dream the dragon?

                   This fascinating vision from stories of yore.

I had thought these beasts fantasy,

                    or perhaps extinct

                              from too many heroes with too many swords.

This imaginary, long-dead monster

                    more magnificence than monstrosity.

Was it truly just beyond that tree?

What else might this once-known forest hold?

                    Perhaps a troll lives behind that boulder,

                    A unicorn in that quiet grove.

Whatever else this place of trees and dreams may hold,

                    for one night, it held a dragon.

Living art, just glimpsed,

                    an apparition of myth.