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A Short Post With A Dragon And A Poem


I’ve never considered myself much of an artist but I love to doodle, and those books called ‘How To Draw…’ suit me really well. This particular doodle is based on a design by Paul Bryn Davies from his book ‘How To Draw Dragons in Simple Steps.’ It’s not completely finished, but I’m pretty happy with where it is now.

This weekend I hit 50,000 words for Darkened Daughter so I decided to treat myself to some sketching. I’m awful at drawing straight from my brain, I have to have some image or picture in order to get the proportions right, but I still find it a great way to unwind.



This is my world.

Swirling, spinning, stretching…


Here, the mountains grow from seeds

sewn from goblin hands.

Those not cared for

become hunched and crag faced.

Ugly black stone

with jagged snatches of flint

dug in too deep

for uprooting.

The trees arrived after.

Fully grown they wandered in,

branches creaking with fatigue,

too tired to wander any further.

They only stopped to rest a short while.

Like me.

The river?

The river I can’t say.

It was here before me

but not after.

When I go

it will long have dried up.

Snaked up into itself with a slurp.

The birds, I think, know.

They were here back then.

Ask the owls.

They always know more than they tell.

This entry was posted in: Poetry


Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  1. This is an interesting poem. If I were to look at your drawing and then read the poem, I may assume that the speaker of the poem is a dragon, buried beneath the mountain. However, I do like that it’s open to interpretation. It could definitely mean more than one thing.

    Nicely done.

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