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Festive Holidays Myths Sailing Water Waterside

Dragonboat

#napowrimo #chinesenewyear

They landed while everyone slept

Now floating majestically on

The banks of the canal

Awoken by the sound

Of a mighty drum

Cutting swiftly through water

In a race to the finish

Oars moving as one

As dragons race head to head

For the glory of the win

And water makes waves

As mighty dragons make way

On a path to the prize

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Poetry

Chinese New Year

Salford, January 24th 2020

Manchester’s Dragon, Chinese New Year 2020

#Dragon #Chinese #NewYear #Luck #Manchester

Dancing lightly through the Manchester streets,

Royal dragons parade past the town hall

A colourful line of lanterns decorate the quarter

Going round the gates of China town

Of course, you’ll hear the sounds of gongs and drums

Now and again broken through by fire crackers

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Animals Dragons Myths Poetry

Dragon’s Fire

A tale of a Dragon, written by me for a contest in Allpoetry.com.

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See that crack down on the ground ?
Quick – retreat – and don’t make a sound!
For underneath your step and leap,
a dragon lies – he’s fast asleep.

A rumble of traffic overhead
as he lies sleeping in his bed
dreaming of days long ago
flying over mountains covered in snow

Chasing the longboats of Viking hordes
taking trophies of shields and swords
with rumble of lorries – sometimes he wakes
and creates what the scholars calls – an earth quake

so careful where you step,

on that crack in the tiles
the dragons fire’s dormant…

(at least for a while!)