The Seacher: Malenthanren, Dragon of Shayari

Phoenix (c) in medias res by Melinda Kucsera

The Searcher: Malentharen

A dragon sleeps ‘neath Neverthrall’s waters.
Shayari’s great lake, that inland sea, makes
a perfect place to search for Ironwood’s daughter.
White sparkles collect on the dragon’s snake
hide, in a cloud those brilliant motes rise, breach
the lake’s surface and like a star shot, streak ‘cross
the sky. Over Ironwood Keep to reach
the lost daughter of a cursed line whose loss
could snap the world in two. Thus he sends
his consciousness roaming, past villages
who take no fright at his star overhead,
flying day or night to eat the mileage.
Eventually the country he has searched,
yielded the promised daughter in a church…

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Read more about Shayari, and its people,  in the Curse Breaker Saga. You can also find more vignette-style poems about Shayari and other characters from the Curse Breaker Saga on my Tales of Shayari page.

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