Water and Fire Combine



In the still forest of green bamboo
haunts a sunlit monster
with teeth that are like shimmering swords
and fur like polished iron
daring and fearful
trusting and adventurous
she lies and waits
                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                        
Like a shadow crawling through the night
her eyes a devouring dragon's heart
her fur a blooming night sky
clever and witty
grim and wise
her friend is not too far behind
                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                           
together they stand
like a cold night's chill
against darkness itself
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Written on June 30, 2022

Submitted by on July 11, 2022

Modified on March 15, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XXXXXXX XXXXXX XXX
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 996
Words 80
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 7, 6, 3

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