Here There Be Dragons

Primula bulleyana or Candelabra Primula
Primula bulleyana or Candelabra Primula

 

 

HERE THERE BE DRAGONS! – Author Unknown

The map tells sailors where to sail 


The decorations sun and whale, 


The warning spelled in letters pale 


HERE THERE BE DRAGONS!

But north-northwest there is a gap 


Should cause the sailors no mishap, 


But north-northwest there is a gap. 


AND HERE THERE BE DRAGONS!

 

 

 

The continents are not drawn true, 


The ocean waves outlined in blue, 


Sea serpentine provides the clue


WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS.

 

 

 

Yet year by year the ships have passed 


Through oceans wide and oceans vast,


And sailors stared atop the mast 


FOR WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS.

 

 

No scales of blue and jaws of green 


Are by these modern sailors seen 


Do you think that this might mean


HERE THERE BE NO MORE DRAGONS?

 

 

 

I’d like to hope,

I’d like to pray


The dragons have just gone away


And will return some other day

THEN HERE THERE WILL BE DRAGONS, AGAIN.

 

 

 

 

 

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