A Dragon's Love (English sonnet)

by Ben Pickard   Feb 1, 2019

Is that a serpent's tail that breaks the cave -
The shimmer of a scale amidst the dark?
I must now steel my nature and be brave
Then shoot my arrow unto yonder mark.
There is such beauty told among the bards
Of sights that live in realms of fantasy;
So I now cross these final fretful yards
To rid myself of this damned purgat'ry.
What malice that which shines from speckled eye -
Is spite the overwhelming dragon's muse?
It is with much regret that I now spy
A poisoned chalice I cannot refuse.
When falling on love's often shiny scales,
Beware the serpent's fang that might impale.


Ben Pickard


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  • 5 months ago

    by Guilty By Design

    I love sonnets, they’re one of my favorite types of poetry. Great piece!

  • 5 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    It took me to those days of medieval times and all the ingredients
    for the mind to explore...well done and Congrats on the win!!

  • 5 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    I'm so very glad this won. It's a brilliant Sonnet.

    • 5 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thank you, Michael, that's very kind of you.

  • 5 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congratulations Ben

  • 5 months ago


    Ben, very metaphorical, and mystical in design, I think this work can have many interpretations.

    Nice work, added to my Favorites.

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