Little Lost Dragon
Poetry Piątek #33
on park bench.
on while kids
Not her kids.
Not yet, now.
We found the little pink dragon in the local park the other day. If you look closely, she is a souvenir from the Polish city of Krakow. You can see it written on the dragon's stomach. The Smok Wawelski or Wawel Dragon plays a part in the legend of how the city was built. So, this lost little dragon evoked also some dreamy thoughts about travel. It has at least travelled all the way from Poland to come here.
Over on Instagram, I posted a tritriplicata poem about this, and I intended to share that here today. But I changed my mind when I was challenged by Lisa Bolin to write a tricube. A poetic form that has, like the tritriplicata, the 3 at its core. She has herself written a very beautiful one, which also ignited quite a bit of fernweh in me. I took up the challenge to write a tricube. The tricube has 3 stanzas. Each stanza has 3 lines and each line 3 syllables. What do you think about it?
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