Thursday, September 05, 2013

365 Poems in 365 Days: Dragoons! Fire!

Dragons come up in conversation surprisingly often
And my Dad has taken to replacing or pronouncing the word
As dragoon rather than dragon; as I said then
It transforms fantasy into Napoleonic war adventures
Or regency romances. George R R Martin’s
A Dance with Dragoons could easily be either

Number 169. Also:
The 80s Dungeons and Dragoons cartoon - several kids get on a Sharpe-themed rollercoaster and end up rescuing prisoners in 1808 Spain.
How to Train your Dragoon - American Revolutionary coming of age story about a boy and his horse going through very tough training before saving George Washington at the battle of Yorktown
Red Dragoon - The search for a serial killer in the chaos of the Seven Years War
Enter the Dragoon - Bruce Lee and his female co-star crossdress to escape Oliver Cromwell in this cult porn flick.
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragoon Emperor - Action adventure about discovering the secrets of an 18th century Chinese Emperor
The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo - Obsessed with Gustavus Adolphus, Lisbeth Salander has a tattoo of him on horseback. Then she joins forces with a journalist to hunt nazis.

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