2016 Day 25 – Hoarded

With eager dragon eyes,
A gleam of opal in a darkened cave,
She watched the night.
She kept her treasure safe:
Hearts’s love, soul’s desire,
Fire-forged dreams softly shining,
Safe, deep,


Notes: The prompt was to write a poem that begins with a line from a another poem (not necessarily the first one), but then goes elsewhere with it. I’ve used a line from ‘In the Wilderness’ by Robert Graves (and was so distracted by re-reading some of my favourite Graves poems that my own poem is very short!)

2 responses

  1. Lovely poem, I could imagine the protagonist always watchful and protective of the sweetest, dearest things.
    I know what you mean by distraction, that happens to me all the times when I search for inspiration or specific verses of favourite poets.

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