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  • As a few of you might have noticed, I have playing with the trial version of Mixmaster6 to create some interesting music for my posts. I only have this for a couple weeks, and probably can't afford to keep it at this time, but if you have the inclination of playing with music, or composing, you might want to check it out. The free download is available on Downloads.com.

    By way of introduction, I have been playing around with the idea of dragons for a while in my head, and these two "Cycles" are the first ones I have gotten around to writing. Any feedback via FB would be appreciated.

    Cycles of the Dragon

    Another summer fades to memory
    Longer days grow shorter as the sun recedes
    greener fields prepare for winter snows

    the tempo of the mortal slows
    conserving energy they need
    to survive the winter enmity

    The unseen dragons, as the legend goes,
    remain hidden, yet in the night
    are heard the rustling of their wings

    if you are listening
    you'll hear their flight
    disturbing night's repose

    Chameleon-like, they hide among the trees
    absorbing green into their leathery scales
    transforming leaves to parchment yellow, orange, and red

    near silent, immortal bred
    souls forged in fearsome tales
    the dragons of the earth, the skies, the seas

    First Cycle – The newborns rise

    Ferocious, wild, untamed, and innocent
    the newborns rise among
    the twinkling stars

    to harden scales and claws
    build flesh and sinew strong
    stretch wings against the heaven's firmament

    Mock battles are their play
    as they race across the sky
    disguised as comets

    and when they plummet
    their battle cry
    is quick to fade away

    and so unheard by mortal ears
    who wander lost below
    unaware

    that they are there
    distracted by the ebb and flow
    of mortal deeds and mortal fears

    ~Fred~

    © September 28, 2012 - Image, music, and poetry are all the original creations of the author.
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