NaPoWriMo Day 23: “Y Ddraig”

Day 23 of NaPoWriMo, which means today’s included we only have eight more haiku to go. Rejoice, dear readers! (or don’t, depending on whether you like this mono culture of content) Today’s prompt was to write a homophonic translation of a poem in a foreign language. If I wouldn’t speak Japanese that would have been easy. Instead I looked for something Welsh and found the results quite uninspiring (mostly because I have no idea how to pronounce the words).

So instead, I decided to write a haiku about dragons, because my all-time favourite author Jasper Fforde just published part three of his Last Dragonslayer series, “The Eye of Zoltar”. Also, the red dragon is the symbol of Wales, so that’s at least close to the original prompt (the haiku’s title is Welsh and means “The Dragon”).

Y Ddraig

Fire from heaven

Flying on glorious wind

Ruler of the sky


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