10.02.22 Mother of Dragons

10.02.22 Mother of Dragons
Margin illuminations in French Codex manuscript from the French National Library Archive

No Gods, No Monsters, Just The Mother of Dragons

Is that you, Daenerys Targaryen, in a flame-red frock, and riding the air like a dragon? Is that you burning down the place? What I know of her comes from catching that final episode of Game of Thrones. For eight years, I watched something else. Or nothing else. But I saw that last episode, and it was bloody well worth waiting eight years for. This, for me, is proof that if you play with fire, expect things to burn. Like my neighbour who incinerated her kitchen with a blow torch. Aimed it at a meringue, and set light the net curtains. Fire brigade. Hoses. Water. Foam everywhere. Being a good friend, I invited her over for dinner that night, so she didn’t have to burn anything else. And as for those mothers of dragons, my mum had two. But that’s a story for another time.

It burns bright and loud
Fire from a person’s heart
So save what’s worthy


For GoDogGo Cafe Book Titles “No Gods, No Monsters’. Image from French National Library, Illustrated Manuscripts, cir 14c.©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

9 responses to “10.02.22 Mother of Dragons”

  1. Wow. I really, really love the haiku. As usual references to pop culture zip over my head like racing drones but the story of the neighbour and the mysterious dragon references are awesome.

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      • So was it clear at the outset that it was going to be 8 years? I had no idea it had gone on for that long. It is dangerous getting hooked on TV shows. I used to get cranky (when at school) if my friends dumped a phone conversation with me in favour of a TV show (we didn’t have TV). I later learned how TV timetables can manage your life. But for the last 12+ months I have watched virtually no TV. It’s relaxing.

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  2. Not into the dragonery stuff myself, either, but I’ve binge-watched all episodes of The Office, Monk, and Schitt’s Creek. So I guess I”m nerdy enough, eh?

    And my mother once burned our kitchen, so I really dug your haibun, M. Thanks!

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