Cimodo dragon luxuriant in purple scales
twist and sliver lashed about twitch
of Sunlight on green grass
beneath slow moving, low and compact white clouds
like drugged ships move insensibly upon massive azure

Eye of dragon to my love of the land
blinking reptilian ageless and obscure

In the way the lover takes lover’s hand
of bright silk

Cimodo dragon luxuriant in purple scales
of bizarrely angled and impossible musics
like shifting plumes of smoke and cosmic aether
crowned and tilting heads of gentle angels
smiling like giant, nodding flowers to heat of hazy sun

Where infinite loops of possible memories
sculpt fresh forms from surf, clay and play

Various, voiceless, glinting, speaking:
nothing is said, nothing is done…

Analysis, meaning and summary of Stanley Gemmell's poem Blue Shards In Palm Of Hand

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