The dragon, ever at war with the elephant,

Is itself of so enormous a size,

As easily to overwhelm the elephant,

Seize it in its clutches and encircle

Its legs in its coils.


The contest is equally

Fatal to both. The elephant,

Vanquished, falls to the earth,

And by its weight, crushes the dragon

Doggedly knotted around it.


For this poem I am indebted to a brilliant post by Annone the Elephant on wordpress

About anthonyhowelljournal

Poet, essayist, dancer, performance artist....
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