Dragons, Maidens, Shadows, Queens

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What is the story?
What is this blog all about?

I, Dragon Soul

I, dragon soul
slay myself
over and over

with words as sword
I cut through my lies
I stab at my heart
flames lick my breath
as I exhale, surrender

dragon conquered
I take off my armor
and find the vulnerable maiden

I make her queen
my ruler, creator
powerful, potent
for a brief moment, I’m perfect
until truth whispers there are more…
urging my dragon soul to go back
back into the shadows
for ALL my maidens
for ALL my dragons…

this blog started back in 2016
then called ‘Can You Feel It?’
raw feelings served on a plate of words

my intention?
to practice vulnerability
and learn to master the language of emotions

with time it morphed
following me through the ups and downs of life
in and out of the shadows
like a loyal friend

it became my dragon soul

Sample Poems

PORTRAIT OF UNSAFETY

‘War’ (2017) is one of my all-time favourites – for its emotional power, for its naked honesty, for its painful beauty. Written straight from the heart, fast, without re-takes, it is an intimate picture of the battle within.

PORTRAIT OF STILL LOVE

‘Deep Water Love’ (2016) is an ode to the deep, still, untouchable love that lives below all other feelings.

PORTRAIT OF SURRENDER

Short in words yet a long breath out, ‘I’m Here, You’re Safe’ (2017) still wraps me like a blanket as I feel the release, the surrender into the warmth of safe love.

Sample Musings

ON SAFETY AND FREEDOM

Freedom and safety are two often contradictory core needs within any human being. 2020 forced me to confront my own values – can I be free without safety, safe without freedom? ‘We Signed Without Reading The Fine Print’ (2020) is loaded with the moral questions we’re facing today.

ON THE CYCLE OF THINGS

I’ve too often lingered on the endings, unwilling to let go. In ‘Fall Out Of Ending’ (2016) I look at the cycles – the micro, the macro – asking myself: am I coming, am I staying, am I leaving? Am I spring, am I summer, or fall?

ON THE MEANING OF PAIN

According to legend, the thorn bird penetrates itself on a sharp thorn to sing its most beautiful song. In ‘Songs To Be Sung, And To Die For’ (2018) I play with the thought that the thorn, not our song, is what we should be looking for.