Dragon in the Sky

poem by Kate Williams , illustrated by David Legge

The tip of a spike,

the point of a claw,

the flash of a flame:

that’s all I saw.

 

Smoke from a fire:

that’s all I smelt.

a tingle of fear:

that’s all I felt.

 

The whirring of wings,

like a gigantic bird

stirring the wind:

that’s all I heard.

 

Ran off and hid:

that’s all I did,

until the sky cleared

and the signs disappeared

and the dragon was far and high.

 

Wish I had waved

goodbye.