Dragon rose born of white ice and blood fire
possessing the delicate bouquet
of an innocent maiden’s desire
but alas the flower is only hearsay
a fairytale myth as the wyvern beasts of old
whose sight in the sky would turn a man cold.
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s Note: When I came across this image (on Pixabay), it made me curious because I had never heard of a dragon rose. Well, I discovered that there are a lot of places selling ‘ black dragon rose seeds’, which is a scam. From what I have read, a rose like this could never be grown from seed.
dVerse Poets Pub: Quadrille Dragon