According to the Days of the Year website, today is Appreciate a Dragon Day.
The dragon is a powerful symbol in mythology all over the world, from Europe to Asia and beyond. Appreciate A Dragon Day encourages you to explore the cultural significance of the dragon in your society and history!If you're looking for a dragon poem, you're in luck because we have plenty! The Dragons are Singing Tonight by Jack Prelutsky [J 811.54 PRE] and Eric Carle's Dragons Dragons & Other Creatures That Never Were [J 808.81 CAR] are places to start, as well as almost any general children's anthology.
The following is from a beautifully illustrated (by Julie Paschkis) collection of poems by Julie Larios, Imaginary Menagerie: A Book of Curious Creatures [J 811.54 LAR].
The air around me
burns bright as the sun.
I tell wild rivers
which way to run.
I'm arrow tailed,
a luck bringer.
When I fly,
it's a flame song the world sings,
But you can ride safely
between my wings.
The Poetry Friday Round-Up is taking place this week at Live Your Poem...with Irene Latham.
"Der Teufel und seine Grossmutter." (1912), courtesy NYPL Digital Gallery.