Never tickle a sleeping dragon
That’s what the wise always said.
Don’t go waking trouble
That’s snoring soundly in bed.
How sweet the angels slumber,
Rosy cheeks and all!
Peace reigns o’er household
Hush! Silence thy call!
For the minute those pretty eyelids
Open and take in the light,
That devil’s workshop reopens,
Where dwell delinquent delights!
Not a corner is spared of invasions
From these little mighty men.
Thou shall follow, weary or wary,
Till the dragon slumbers again!