Dragons Within

Dragons Within

The dragon sleeps 

Your quest begins 


First take control 

Of the wayward soul 


That thinks and feels


A friend sent me the amazing quotation from St. Makarios of Egypt below, after reading my short poem above, which also uses the idea of "dragons within": 

The heart itself is only a small vessel,
yet dragons are there, and lions;
there are poisonous beasts
and all the treasures of evil;
there are rough and uneven roads,
there are precipices.
But there, also, are God and the angels;
life is there, and the Kingdom;
there, too, is light, and there the apostles, 
and heavenly cities, and treasures of grace.
All things lie within that little space.
St. Makarios of Egypt (4th century)

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