Oh, sinisterly scal├Ęd sleeping snake-

Great wyrm who guards a greater wealth of gold-

Fair, fearsome foe to fight when wyrm's awake-

Of lore and legend, lord; true tales unfold.

Sun shines on scintillating shield-like scales-

An amber armor, and a swordsman's test.

Wide wings wait folded, fearsome serpent sails,

And enigmatic eyes eternal, rest.

Beneath the bright behemoth beryls lie,

Red rubies roll, sky-blue sapphires sleep,

Enchanted emeralds, gems, gold, heaped high:

Ten-thousand treasures, all the dragon's keep.

The travelers that try to take these jewels

Meet dragon's fire- merely more dead fools.