Skip to main content

The Magic Dragon of Norwich

John is a poet and short fiction writer who enjoys collaborating on stories with other writers, and partaking in challenges.

Ann Carr's Challenge

In her article 'Choosing Vocabulary...' Ann issued the following challenge.

Your challenge is to come up with a brilliant description of one of the three photos at the beginning of this hub. Weave that description into a story or poem of some sort. Off you go!

I chose to use the following photo as the basis for a poem titled 'The Magic Dragon of Norwich.'

Dragon Statue: Norwich

Dragon Statue: Norwich

Magic Dragon of Norwich

Stately dragon standing proud

Watching over Norwich crowd.

Blue and red abstract design,

Aesthetically you are fine.

The tree of life adorns your neck

Your wings boast hearts in vivid check.

A peacock shares its tail with yours,

Your sculptured beauty makes one pause.

Who crafted you? the question begs,

More fine trees decorate your legs,

From which cocoons of diamonds hang.

Of you Peter, Paul and Mary sang.

Somehow, you seem out of place

Even though you sit with grace,

Appealing to the passers-by,

Your eyes stare blankly at the sky.

Little Jackie Paper's missing Puff,

The strings, and ceiling wax and stuff,

He's on his boat with billowed sails

Braving savage seas and gales.

So maybe you should soon return

To the place, I know you yearn,

Frolic through the Autumn mist by the sea

In that magic land called Honahlee.

The Norwich Dragons

Since the Medieval Ages, Norwich has had a close association with dragons.

Many carvings and statues depicting dragons have been created since that time and during the Industrial Revolution, a substantial number were incorporated into the architecture of the buildings.

The dragons mainly relate to St George, the great dragon-slayer, and the maiden, Margaret, he rescued.

Norwich has held regular Dragon Festivals to celebrate the town's vast culture and history.


Questions & Answers

Question: Where do I find facts about Snap the Norwich Dragon?

Answer: Check out Ann Carr’s wonderful article:

© 2018 John Hansen

Related Articles