This poem is inspired by my seven year old grand-daughter Apsara who lives and breathes dragons, and hopes to meet one someday!
What language do dragons speak?
The answer to this important question I must find out,
For if ever I meet a dragon,
I’ll want to speak to him without a doubt.
I must find out in which language I must ask,
A dragon all the things that I want to know –
And I hope the dragon will understand my accent;
I’ll make sure of course, that my words come out slow.
Will the dragon speak English, Hindi, French, or Greek?
If you have ever spoken to a dragon, will you please tell me,
How did you communicate with the dragon?
In which language did you speak to him? Then, I'll get ready.
If I have to learn a new language, I must prepare
And it's better that I start learning it right away -
Because in case I ever meet a dragon,
I must be quite sure of what to say!