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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 Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  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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