The Luminaria: A Pantoum
"Princeling, child of forest fair,
seek the star in dragon's lair,"
said the witch with ragged hair.
So the Princeling journeyed forth and far,
and found a dragon with scales of tar,
and cut its head and stole its star.
Said the star, "I am freed by thee.
I will show you mercy and let you flee,
for I am a curse, once trapped, now free."
And the Princeling knelt by the dragon's head,
the Princeling wept and the dragon bled,
a bitter tear on a dragon dead.
- from To Kill a King