Thursday, April 05, 2007

Garden of the Purple Dragon

"The moonlight reflected off his scales in a way they had never seen before. The tips of the scales were glowing with a new iridescence, like the feathers of a peacock. They gleamed green, red, white, black, and yellow. All the colours shimmered, even the black, which flashed like polished ebony. The dragons cried out in wonder. Ping couldn't believe this magnificent creature was her own little dragon."
"A dragonfly balanced on the surface of the pool. Its slender legs were blood-red. Its long thin body was a startling blue, like a splinter of sunlit sky that had fallen to earth. The insect had two pairs of delicate wings crisscrossed with black veins. Each wing was marked with an eyespot. It could have been a precious jewel dropped by a princess. The dragonfly's wings whirred and it took off. It buzzed to a reed, and then from a reed to a rock."
~Carole Wilkinson

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