Dragon’s Breath

 

In true accord, a dragon’s hoard, is much adored,
But safely stored, in deepest nave of darkest cave,
Where only brave, intrepid knight would dare to fight
And claim the ancient right to hold that precious gold.

The dragon defending it, with fiery spit, would have a fit
If she were hit by wielded sword of princely lord
As he explored the possibility that his agility
And virility may have the sway to win the day.

But in the end, she will defend, fiercely contend,
And will extend her burning wrath upon the path
Her molten breath. So beware, any who may dare
To breech her lair. For dragon’s breath may bring you death.

Author Notes:

Just a warning about seeking a dragon’s hoard of gold. They are very protective of it. You might get burned.

This poem is a Vers Beaucoup.
The Vers Beaucoup, a poem form created by Curt Mongold, is derived from French for “many rhymes”. It is aptly named, as each line contains three rhymes. Each stanza consists of four lines. So there are twelve rhymes per stanza. It has unique interlinking scheme as follows:

Line 1: a-a-a-
Line 2: a-b-b-
Line 3: b-c-c-
Line 4: c-d-d

Each line can only use a MAXIMUM of three rhyming words. You may have as many stanzas as you wish. The second line of a verse has a fourth “a” rhyme carried over from the first line, which causes enjambment and creates a strong internal rhyming structure. The poem does not require a specific meter. So for this poem, I chose three stanzas. Here is the entire rhyme scheme,

Stanza 1
a-a-a
a-b-b
b-c-c
c-d-d

Stanza 2:
e-e-e
e-f-f
f-g-g
g-h-h

Stanza 3
i-i-i
i-j-j
j-k-k
k-l-l

This picture is from Yahoo Images.

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