Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Don'tcha Ever Wonder About Dragons?

Ice Sculpture by Adrian Murre
Don'cha ever wonder about dragons up to their scaly knees in deep snow on Viking stavkirks, or dodging, in their serpentine way, the fireworks of a Shanghai parade, or gone all mossy somewhere in County Clare and the whole while trying to remain mythical as gods in science labs?
You have to wonder, don'tcha, about fire-breathing? About methane production and the chance of a spark before belching became boorish? About the odds of singeing a few ancients? I mean, you have to wonder, don'tcha?
And just because somebody finds their bones and calls them dinosaurs, doesn't mean you can't wonder.
- Ralph Murre
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