Dragon Thaw


The winter stretched like Ouroboran tail,

Thus, the rider sought the dragon

Iron Scale beneath her bridge

“We need your breath of fire

For life to prevail,”

The rider said.

One roar,



Antonia Sara Zenkevitch

With many thanks to Helene Vaillant’s wonderful ‘What do you see?’ Weekly Challenge

the photo shows a winter forest covered in snow. A horse and rider carrying a flag are crossing a bridge. Underneath a dragon sleeps. 

Photo credit : Alarie Tano


  1. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    A lovely poem, Antonia, powerful breath, one roar is promising. ❤

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you 🙂

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thanks 🙂

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    2. antoniazen says:

      ☺️ Thank you! 💜

  2. willowdot21 says:

    This is so beautiful, I really like it 🌹🌹

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you, Willow!⭐

  3. pvcann says:

    I like the take, and a twist.

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you ☺️

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