poetry and prose about place

keeping watch for dragons #5– river dragon

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It’s like getting an old song stuck in your head… I am now seeing dragons… everywhere.

Yesturday, as I crossed the bridge on the way to my work, I saw the piers of the old bridge and their reflections in the water.  To me they were the protruding plates along the spine of a river dragon, resting in the water.

Have you seen any dragons lately?



river dragon


eight bevelled piers

(only remains of the old bridge)

idle in still water, reflections rigid

plates along the spine of a spent dragon

lolling on his side

taking a break in the river



©  Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

April 21, 2012 at 8:02 am

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  1. I see signs of them around here too. That is a beautiful river dragon spine. 🙂



    April 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

  2. Hi Jane, I enjoyed your Post! Thanks, Ellen


    Ellen Grace Olinger

    April 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  3. The last thing I saw resting in the water was an alligator!


    Barbara Rodgers

    April 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    • Hi Barbara. I went to your site and I see what you mean. Actually their back spines do look like the abandoned piers in the river. Jane


      jane tims

      April 24, 2012 at 6:52 am

  4. Jane, now that you have opened up the image of the old bridge piers being the spine of a (hopefully friendly, sleeping) dragon, I wonder if I’m going to start seeing dragons myself in unexpected places!


    Jane Fritz

    April 22, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    • Hi Jane. On your runs, you may see them in the onlookers, cheering you on!! Do you know the New Brunswick Doctor who did so well in the recent marathon? Jane


      jane tims

      April 23, 2012 at 6:45 am

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