The Snow Dragon Soars

The Snow Dragon

Please click on image to enlarge.

This is in response to Liz’s post, ‘Pete’s Dragon’. She has a wonderful blog called ‘Exploring Colour – New Zealand’. She has also written a lovely poem calledOde to Snow Dragon. And Candice at This Made me Smile Today’ has also written a lovely poem called Flight of The Snow Dragon in response. Thank you, Liz, for breathing ‘Life’ into my Snow Dragon!

To add, Damien B. Donnelly who has a wonderful blog called ‘Deuxiemepeau; Picturing Poetry, has written a most beautiful poem called ‘Dreams And Dragons’ and has even created a stunning piece of artwork to accompany it! You can hear his amazing recital of the poem via SoundCloud.

I feel a little bit out of my depth, but here goes:


The Snow Dragon Soars

We may not ever see the Snow Dragon in our lifetime, but she is always there, just rippling under the surface, connecting all and everything that has ever been and ever will be.

Swimming in the Dream Pool of our imaginations. Stirring and stimulating. Lighting the Path, and Opening the Way. We feel her at our sides. She softly caresses, and we can See.

A fleeting glimpse as she rides the mighty ocean waves that brush the top of ancient skies. Gleaming white scales of snow and ice, and a ridge of bones like a jagged mountain range is her spine. She blinds us with her magnificence and her majesty, yet we can see!

She soars through the dark abyss and a myriad points of diamond white light explode around her. They are stilled and they … breathe. New Worlds are Born.

Within Us the Snow Dragon soars.


July 2018, Β© Pete Hillman.

21 thoughts on “The Snow Dragon Soars

  1. I needed the translator, too much unknown words for me πŸ˜‰ but what I read after is very beautiful! Like Eliza says: You are a natural talent. I love the emotional way to talk and write …

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  2. Pete! Just came here to let you know about Damien’s poem (I’ve only just got up and read it) and I see you’re already on to it! Isn’t he an absolute wizard at poetry and what an amazing picture to go with it. I’ve just read it out loud to Nigel and was totally blown away, goosebumps and so on! What an extraordinary start to the day! So exciting!

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    1. Isn’t it just so!! It gave me goosebumps, too, Liz! Amazing poem and drawing! And his voice in the recital – WOW! I blame you, Liz, this is all your fault! πŸ™‚ Well done, and thanks to you again for bringing folk together in such a wonderful way!

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      1. Oh Pete! Isn’t it all so wonderful! I’ve just left my own comment at Dami’s poem and when I finished I saw that you’d just been in and left your lovely comment too! How very special it all is and I feel so privileged to be a part of it all! Such a wonderful blessing and a joy!

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