“I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Friday, March 3, 2017

Contemplating the Unfamiliar

The Water Dragon is not afraid.
It comes to the glass door and poses
in profile, displaying long tail,
strong body, sturdy legs,
and above all the head held high,
cocked, staring in. We are strange
exotic creatures to the Water Dragon,
I suppose. Or perhaps, after all, it is afraid,
keeping so still – frozen, so that we won’t
discern, it supposes ... do they suppose?

Image from public domain

Written for Writing Ourselves Alive, week 1: Curiosity

Linking to Poets United's Midweek Motif ~ Fear


  1. sometimes we're like the water dragon when out of comfort zone....nice take on the prompt...

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  3. These are beautiful but freaky creatures. We are very alien to each other I suspect.They would be terrified of us too Your new avatar is lovely.

  4. Him contemplating you, an you him. Very cool !

  5. I do suppose we can be paralyzed with fear and reassemble the water dragon.

    1. Not sure how you mean reassemble.

      Or is it - it must be! - a typo for 'resemble'. (Curse you, autocorrect!) THAT I understand, and you'd be right.

  6. LOVE! The unfamiliar takes me to curiosity first, too, and then I wonder if I should fear. And often do. Sigh.

  7. I like the way you have gotten inside of the spirit of the water dragon. I would guess that it, as all creatures, does feel fear at times!

  8. Oh I love this - how these creatures see us and we them.. a cool take on the prompt.

  9. Hmmm, yes! Is motionless observation abject fear or is it audacious courage? Is reaming frozen in inactivity terror or a gathering of strength to strike effectively at the danger. We too may feel and act the same in the face of perceived danger. Nice one!


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