The Dragon and the Door

The Dragon and the Door

A Poem by An owl on the moon
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What dreams may come…

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You asked once, can a dream take form? 
Have colors, texture, scent, taste, and sound?
Have deep thoughts, sweet tears, and warm smiles?
If I could design such a dream

As we have known
I would give it the shape of flames
paint it in shades of gold
With a deep blue light beneath
The texture of soft apricot skin in cold days
and of raindrops in burning nights
The scent of cherry blossoms, moist soil, and seaweed
The taste of dark chocolate with sweet strawberries
But the thoughts, the words would always be a surprise
It would sing in a soul of its own
That could never be dreamed or designed
Yours that so perfectly fit mine
You saw the big dragon this morning
All flames, you said

Fierce, magnificent, and powerful
Made of light in the middle of a burning sky

Gold that isn't gold, but light and fire

In the midst was a beautiful darkness

Within the darkness, a silent door

Where an angel stood

And she asked me to do it

For the golden wild dragon

To swallow you whole

To become your earth

Your everlasting cocoon

In ripples of severed sinking stars

Translucent sighs of golden light

As is her voice there in the black veil

How it was the color of indigo dye

We are the same element

We are the same fate

One light

One fire


© 2015 An owl on the moon



Author's Note

An owl on the moon
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For the golden wild dragon
To swallow you whole
To become your earth
Your everlasting cocoon
In ripples of severed sinking stars
Translucent sighs of golden light
As is her voice there in the black veil
How it was the color of indigo dye
We are the same element
We are the same fate
One light
One fire...... So true are each of your words....When you love some one truly madly deeply....they become one light and one fire....in every way....as they are always destined to find each other..... I love the way you take us away to the mystery land of love ....Dragon and angels...... I love the fire you ignite with your words.... everything you create brings out the beauty of love.... i seem to be in love with this Dragon ;) always so ferocious and handsome ...

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful, encouraging words. It is a world of such mystery, but so often.. read more
Such a visual poem. Such exquisite use of metaphors. Such lovely way to paint words. Yet the emotions portrayed take first place ^^. I really loved it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you dear friend. It is a joy to have you come by and read of my journey.
I think you nailed it. Passion wrapped in dragon's wings.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

My friend, so good to have you by again! Thank you. :)
Such an amazing poem from start to finish!
I Especially loved-

"All flames, you said
Fierce, magnificent, and powerful
Made of light in the middle of a burning sky"

You seem to be very gifted at poetry. I will be sure to read more of your work! :)


Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

I appreciate your kindness so much, Violet! Hoping you find much light and inspiration here. :)
Violet Stone

1 Year Ago

You are more than welcome! I'm sure I will x
Wow, this was just beautiful! Your words are more like a brush, painting the images in my mind.

Posted 1 Year Ago


An owl on the moon

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much. This one came from a very deep place in my life.
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Your pen has a pulse when you write. Alive with infinite passion, you are, dear poet :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

Truly appreciated much, dear lynn. And yet another based on a true story... :)
I love dragons and all stories have power and magic! This story more fully expressing said attributes than one could hope to read. Very powerful magic is created in this poetry.
I have never felt the need to give you any advice as you are gifted. However, a better writer than myself advised me to avoid the word "that" when possible.
You use "that" in three lines bunched closely. I think it could be stronger by wording the lines to eliminate the word.
I will illustrate, and you can take it or leave it.
Consider trying, "Beyond dreaming or design", rather than, "That could never be dreamed or designed".
Also, "Yours so perfectly fitting mine", or even "Yours so perfectly fit to mine", rather than, "Yours that so perfectly fit mine".
Finally, "A gold mirage of light and fire", or "Gold illusion formed of light and fire" rather than, "Gold that isn't gold..."
Anyhow, I love the poem. I hope this is helpful and does not feel like nitpicking. I wouldn't waste the time if I didn't believe it would help and the poem was with the effort.
You are truly talented Craig.
Be well.
David.



Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

So deeply appreciate your thoughts, David. Thank you for your comments and your insights. Am so glad.. read more
Wow! truly love the passion in this. So many beautiful metaphor's that bring this dragon to life. The representation of that fire and the dream. Very wonderful and touching.

Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

I do so appreciate your thoughts, seeing that you could feel the reality behind the metaphors.
I was particularly smitten with the textures and the colors that you used. I thought the angel standing in front of a dark door to be a fabulous metaphor for sacrifice. There are those things so beautiful to behold that they may only last a short time and then they become our memories. This was sensual, inviting and thought-provoking. I truly enjoyed it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

I so deeply appreciate your kind and moving remarks, icelandicblue. May such beauty always find you... read more
Thank you so much for taking me through this wild journey. If everything was taken in a literal sense, it still felt like a dreamworld and I was in it for some reason. Metaphorically though I felt I was reading a conversation between two people and it felt deep. It was just beautiful.

Posted 2 Years Ago


An owl on the moon

2 Years Ago

My friend, how good to see you here! Yes, there is a mingling here of life and life's metaphors, and.. read more

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