Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 14, 2014 Poets United Mid-week Motif/ Snake

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ World Snake Day

“Snake looks scary for us and we look scary for the snake! 
Always try to see yourself from the eyes of others!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan



Snake
Like a long string
Bites his own tail
And he comes round again
                           ......and again

He becomes a circle
The world
The sun or the moon
He is a shell found on the beach
An apple, an orange
An eye he sees
A mouth he speaks

A children’s toy
A ball
A hula-hoop
He brings joy and laughter

The snake can be
Found in so many things
Bites his own tail
And he comes round again
                             ....and again
July 17, 2014


8 comments:

  1. Sweet, going for the unity of snake and life and Ouroboros! When The snake holds its own tail like a year does, poison is not an issue. Fun that the poem itself is circular!

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  2. the ouroboros...constantly recreating itself in that circle...it can be all things...as we can...to delight or otherwise...smiles...happy thursday annell...

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  3. I too love the circle..and the generosity you have afforded the snake..life is best lived and viewed like that xo

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  4. I LOVE this - that he becomes the world, the sun, the moon, a shell on the beach......such a beautiful poem.

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  5. The cat has a rival to keep it company. No others can point to having more than one lives! Wonderful write annell!

    Hank

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  6. Lovely poem. Nice to have the snake symbolize the circle of life. Enoyed this.

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  7. Just like the Zen enso... endless open circle... like life.

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