Leafy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(fascinating creature to watch either in nature programmes, or in an aquarium)

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In dreamy waltz of spiral turns
sedately drifting, floating free,
clad in a cloak of camouflage
this creature sails through salty seas.

Joined to its frame are lobes of skin
profuse protrusions all on show,
so fragile in their flimsy form,
like seaweed stirring to and fro.

Pectoral fins upon the neck
propel and steer an idle way,
entangling those who venture close
or in its pathway gently stray.

It has you fooled when you first look
appearing as a fine green lace,
on close inspection you can see
this life form has a tiny face.

In awe at such complexity
could such a thing be down to chance?
Is there a grand design at work,
or just a random cosmic dance?   

© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw


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A fish tank. Grandchildren can stare at for a long time. Fish have own life in their tank. I did like your description. You made me want to watch. Thank you Chris for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Coyote. Fascinating to watch. They are so graceful.

Chris
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are welcome dear Chris.



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This so intrigued me when I first saw it. I've seen these incredible creatures and I too marvelled at them. A lovely piece Annette.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

They are fascinating creatures aren't they Ken? As soon as I saw them I fell in love with their grac.. read more
Once again you teach me dear Chris. Have never heard of this creature but looked it up and oh how wondrous it is- like your amazing poem. Beautiful flow and rhythm of eloquent words- like the sea dragon’s dance itself. Great rhyme and superb imagery. I think the creature’s little face is smiling at your insprational poem. Divine plan I think.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Dear Annette, so pleased you looked this little creature up. I became mesmerised by its graceful mov.. read more
Annette Pisano-Higley

1 Year Ago

You are so welcome Chris. It seems like a fairy creature to me- and your poem is mesmerizing! Thank .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Pleased to hear your arm is much better Annette :)

Chris
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Gee
Hi Christine, had to google. That's got to be the ultimate in camouflage, and your words perfectly describe these amazing looking creatures.
Hope you are having a good Sunday

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Gee. Pleased you googled. I'm having a restful Sunday. Hope you are too.

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great description....wish i would have had one of these in my aquariums...i did have a sea horse for awhile...i loved raising tropical fish...and could sit and watch them for hours...you brought me back to those angels and neons...i always had...thank you for that, Chris.
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

We have an aquarium Jacob, lots of neons. No angels now, we did have them at one time. You are right.. read more
Never heard of them before...I just googled them....they are wonderful and your poem captures it beautifully..... :))

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Ardra, they are wonderful little creatures. Pleased you googled.

Chris
We are all part of a Cosmic dance in fine green lace in a Dragon’s Lair... Lovely poetry, Chris .. as ever, Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Thank you Pat for your lovely response.

Chris
Your description of leafy sea dragon is fascinating, C. I have never seen one before. How big are they? You have penned a beautiful tribute to this aquatic animal with perfectly rhyming composition.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

They are really tiny M. Google and you will find out more about these beautiful creatures which look.. read more
Mrudula Rani

1 Year Ago

It's entirely my pleasure.
Fun read. :)
I just googled it! What a wonderful little creature!


Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Amazing aren't they Ana. Thank you for checking this one out.

Chris
Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

yes, quite amazing. :)
Oh, Chris, this was superb read, the pleasure i fish tank can give with so many different creatures held inside. The peace, calm and tranquillity of just wanting them at play, feeding time and rest.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Many thanks Dawn. Pleased you enjoyed.

Chris

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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