The Language of Dragons

Okay, so it’s not the year of the dragon quite yet, but nevertheless, here we are. I think I can speak for a lot of us in saying that 2011 was a rough year in one way or another, and I can’t think of any better way to start 2012—also the one year anniversary of Yay Words!—than with poetry. Wonderful, heartfelt poetry and art.

There’s not much to say other than I’m overwhelmed by how generously everyone offered up their work for inclusion. Up until the very last minute, I was receiving surprises in my inbox. I hope they delight everyone as much as they’ve delighted me. Be sure to check out the links in the back to explore the websites and blogs of the contributing poets and artists. Find yourself some new reading for the new year.

Thanks to everyone who sent their art and poetry, and worked with me to give everything that spit and shine! It’s been wonderful to work and collaborate with old and new friends— both on this project and throughout the year.

Happy and blessed New Year! Keep creating!

—Aubrie Cox
January 01, 2012

Download PDF of The Language of Dragons.

Also, please enjoy this lovely video sent by Pamela A. Babusci.

19 thoughts on “The Language of Dragons

  1. Alan Summers says:

    Fantastic collection, what a neat New Year present of wonder.

    Alan, With Words

    here be dragons
    let the fireworks begin
    after toast

  2. snowbirdpress says:

    out of the cave
    of the old year
    two eyes of the water dragon

    ~~~ Hi, Alan, Happy New Year. Aubrie, this volume of dragons is a treasure! And thank Kris for the amazing sumi-e… I’m simply lost for words. In gratitude, Merrill
    Happy Double New Years everyone!

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  4. Thomas Davis says:

    This is full of delight. May the dragons talk to us in the broad daylight and sing us even more alive than we already are.

  5. All I can say is I never met a dragon I didn’t like. I never met a dragon, but I liked its language a lot…

  6. [...] – from The Language of Dragons [...]

  7. Alan Summers says:

    My favourite dragon of all is Dragon aka Lizard Lips who loves Cabbages and Bog Myrtle:

    http://janeandthedragon.com/profile_dragon.htm

    And Jane is one of my biggest heroes too!

    Alan Drago Summers

    • snowbirdpress says:

      That’s a great link, Alan. I recently checked out Peter, Paul and Mary’s Puff the Magic Dragon song….

  8. randy b says:

    Dragonful way to start the new year! Happy new year Aubrie!

  9. LediaR says:

    I love Asian dragons. In fact, they are the theme of the third book in my trilogy “Legends”. It will be entitled: Legend of the Dragon’s Gate, that I hope to have finished before the end of this year. I really enjoyed the dragon video. Beautiful and inspirational.

    • Aubrie Cox says:

      Nice! Best of luck to you in the year of the dragon to finish up your book. :)

      And thanks for the sharing on your won blog—I hope your readers enjoy it!

      The artist who did the cover and some of the artwork inside has more of her dragons and other wonderful artwork on her artist Facebook page.

  10. [...] The Language of the Dragons:   http://yaywords.wordpress.com/projects/the-language-of-dragons/#comment-456 [...]

  11. Fergiemoto says:

    Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this.

  12. [...] of Haiku and Senryu by WomenTea with Trollsthe backlit fogThe Language of Dragonstea’s aftertaste Feb 29 2012 Leave a comment By Aubrie Cox doodleku, gogyōka, [...]

  13. Tom Chockley says:

    Like LidiaR I too really love Asian dragons. So, it was a wonderful discovery to find your e-book. I am thoroughly enjoying a slow reading & viewing of each page.

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