“Vanilla Sweetpie the Dragon” by Isley Ellington

Isley Ellington (age 4)


There was a crescent moon
with the dragon.

In the morning, there was a sun
and stars came up. And there was a boat.

The dragon blowed fire at all the things in the picture.
The sun,
the stars,
even the crescent moon and even herself.

She even blowed fire on her fire.

from 2018 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Isley Ellington:: “I want people to laugh when they look at it. I like to share them with friends.”

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