Marcus Bussey wrote a beautiful poem for DragonFire. Unfortunately, we couldn’t incorporate it into the eBook. Here’s the poem by Marcus and illustration by a young talented artist, AnnGee Neo.
In the beginning was Light!
The primordial silence was shattered
by the Big Bang
when all that is began to unfold.
After many experiments in form
Children of the Light,
recycled star dust.
In our hands Light became Fire.
Our love of Fire gave birth to Culture.
Around the camp fire we gathered
to tell stories, cook food, share memories.
We tamed Fire and Fire tamed us.
The magic of Fire birthed
the alchemy of Culture,
and Culture lead to Technology as surely
as a seed becomes a tree.
From the intestines of the Fire
vessels emerged to hold our food,
to carry our drink, to cherish our Dead.
From the fiery furnace of the Dragon’s belly
came bricks to build homes, villages and cities.
As these things arose communities grew and flourished.
Just as we kindle the Dragon’s Fire
it gives birth to Us.
Poem by Dr. Marcus Bussey
Illustrations by AnnGee Neo