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Dragonrise
by Hanley (Doc) Harding

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[Original artwork copyright 1991 by Ellisa H. Mitchell]

Fascination with the lore of dragons lives on, still...


DRAGONRISE


Above the crag do great wings soar;
They beat and swoop and rise once more;
And nostrils flare with fiery breath,
And great teeth fill great jaws of death;


Close o'er the head-shaped rock they glide,
And many on the ground do bide,
Amusing selves in sun and rain
For miles about the rock-strewn plain;


Spectacular metallics roar,
Great guardians of wisdom's door;
Chromatics also nearby loom,
Those vile instruments of doom;


Through years, brave souls do venture near;
Some come to fight, some come to hear
Of wisdom, learn'd from ages past,
And many fools have breathed their last;


It's here you'll find them, fearful, grand;
This magically enchanted land
Above which dragons fill the skies,
The mages know as Dragonrise.


Hanley
September, 1996



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Reviewed by . Crystalwizard
Excellent! I absolutely love this poem. The only problem I have is that it's too short. Ah well, can't have everything I guess ;)

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Reviewed by Nolene Dougan
This is truly excellent - you were quite right I love it.

The lyricism and cadence of the language melds together superbly.

One question though, why have you not posted "Nosferatu Aeterna" on AD? It was mesmerising in its emotional aspect.
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
This is a very nice piece! Excellent work,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Joyce Hale


Through years, brave souls do venture near;
Some come to fight, some come to hear
Of wisdom, learn'd from ages past,
And many fools have breathed their last;

It's here you'll find them, fearful, grand;
This magically enchanted land
Above which dragons fill the skies,
The mages know as Dragonrise. Hanley Harding
>>

I LOVE it, Doc!!!! The imagery, the rhythm, and the thoughts conjured up by the words.

Peace.

Reviewed by Chanti Niven
I'm hungry to read your work and everything I read is so marvellous. Your feel for rhyme and meter is amazing. I know that it is said that rhyme is outdated but I still think that it is a skill and an art and it appeals to me. This was superbly crafted. I am going to be tracking your work from now on.
Chanti
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
Hi Doc, I really enjoyed this work not only because it's about dragons but because the cadance, rhyme and visual aspects are some of the best I've seen. I too favor the classic forms of poetry, especially the epic style. I feel that dragons or some form of them really existed because they are present in almost every culture from ancient times.
Reviewed by Diana Lambson
I certainly envy you the ability to create well constructed formal poetry. I simply do not hear the drum the same way others do. That is why I write free verse.

I am a big fan of dragons and this poem reminds me of Anne McCaffrey's PERN novels. The lines move smoothly from one to the next. The rhyme scheme is not choppy or forced. The third verse is a bit odd. The rythym is just different neough to throw one for a brief time. It gives pause. Otherwise this is an excellent example of metering and rhyming. Thank you for sharing it.
Reviewed by Diana Lambson
This makes an excellent intro for a book. Not bad, not bad Doc!

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Reviewed by Lisa Cannons
Doc! What a wonderful poem
It's here you'll find them, fearful, grand;
This magically enchanted land
Above which dragons fill the skies,
The mages know as Dragonrise.

As much as I love the whole poem, I think these lines are the best
Take care Doc
hugs Lisa
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore
anne mccaffery came immediately to mind, but then other works, most particularly ursula k. leguin's wizard of earthsea are the types of work that meld most comfortably with the vision that you have codified here...i likes, i likes..this is my kinda stuff, right here. excellent work!
Reviewed by g g (Reader)
Wow this is excellent!
Wonderful Imagery
Huggs
Lady G.
Reviewed by Victor Jensen
You sure have a gift to write excellent poetry.
Reviewed by Regina Pounds
I like this.

Gina aka Dragon Slayer
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Verse three's cadance is different. Needs work, or did you have a reason for doing it that way which I missed? Good fantasy poem and well written otherwise. ~E
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
very smooth lyrical tones...lovely! vicki
Reviewed by Helen Companion (Reader)
First of all, I'm a big dragon fan. *grins.*
And now off my personal preferences and such. I really like how this reads like a fairy tale or something a troubedor (ok, so i can't spell..) would write. If you weren't intending that, then what made me think that it was fairy tale like was the aabb rhyme scheme, the use of archaic words such as o'er, the large amounts of abstractions, and the way it reads and general (inverted)sentence structure. (What can I say, it's 2:30 in the morning and I can't come up with words for everything this early.)
The tone changes at the end and you bring in 'dragonrise,' which i would like to be brought in sooner.

Blessed Be
Helen
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Great descriptions! Lively!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Sara Wadington
Wonderful!! Enjoyed this very much! I love dragons :)
Reviewed by E T Waldron
A dragon tale of old...wonderful!
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader)
This is great. I have always had a fascination with dragons.
Love and Light
dreamweaver
Reviewed by Lawrance George Lux
Good effort, Doc. Would have looked this over earlier, but didn't realize you had posted this much Poetry.
lgl
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
A very interesting read Hanley, it kept me going all the way through. Janet xoxoxo

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