Poetry Friday – Dragons and Treasures

It’s Friday! And you know what that means: Poetry! Want to know more about Poetry Friday? Click this link right here. And be sure to check out Katryn Apel’s blog to see this week’s round up of wonderful poetry related posts, blogs and goodness. 


Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Before I forget, I am hosting next Friday, July 30th! And it just so happens that the 30th is International Day of Friendship! What a perfect day to host as I feel like I have made many friends through Poetry Friday. So, if you would like an optional prompt for next Friday, share some poems about friendship.

I had no clue what I wanted to post today, but visiting Kat’s blog got the wheels turning. She shared how to easily create a #petpicpoem. We currently have 4 pets in our menagerie – a lazy bearded dragon, two grumpy geckos and a saucy tarantula. I snapped this photo a few years ago, but had completely forgotten about it until I started looking for a good pic for Kat’s challenge. We’re also on a huge Dungeons & Dragons kick, so the poem is the first thing that came to mind.

12 thoughts on “Poetry Friday – Dragons and Treasures

  1. I was a bit scared to click across and scroll down your post, on account of last week’s photos… but this is a pet I can be comfortable with! (Are bearded dragons native to America? Or is that an Aussie lizzie?) Precious treasure indeed – and great wordplay. Thanks for joining in.

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    1. I completely spaced the connection! Yes! Bearded dragons are native to Australia. But all the ones in the pet trade are bred here in captivity. 🙂

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  2. Becky, your photo reminds me of the scene in Game of Thrones when the baby dragons were hatched in front of the Mother of Dragons. Your poem shares the joy of having a unique pet in your household. Love the lines: “Perched upon precious treasure. Keep those children of yours happy with a love for not the ordinary pet.

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    1. Yes! I will have to share a photo — for Halloween a few years ago, my daughter dressed up as a dragon princess and her and our bearded dragon entered a local pet/owner costume contest. And they won!

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  3. Rebecca, how fun is that? I love the “Wizard lizard tale” and yes she is a precious treasure. I will think about writing my villanelle about friendship for next week! It is nice to meet you and I’m looking forward to your hosting. I just started this late spring here with Poetry Friday, and I missed your post last week, so this is my first time at your blog. I laughed a lot at your About Me page.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Denise! Poetry Friday is such a great community, isn’t it? I look forward to reading your villanelle!

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  4. What a fun picture and poem! Pets are so often thought of as soft and fluffy, but the love in this picture is palpable! The boy’s gentle touch…the girl’s gaze locked with the dragon as she tells her tale. So much fun!

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    1. Reptiles were really on my radar for pets, but a friend was moving out of state and couldn’t bring him with, so we adopted him. He is so much fun.

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  5. I am not a fan of bearded dragons as pets for myself. BUT, my friend has a very old bearded dragon that requires geriatric care and even though I won’t touch him, he is kind of cute in a reptilian way. My son loves to visit “Speedy” and helps take care of him when our friend is away. I love your photo that gives the dragon a bit of sweetness!

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    1. Yes, they really weren’t on my radar, but a friend was moving out of state and couldn’t take him with, so we took him in. He is so much fun!

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