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

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


Susan said...

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!

Brian Miller said...

the ouroboros...constantly recreating itself in that can be all we delight or otherwise...smiles...happy thursday annell...

Jae Rose said...

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

Sherry Blue Sky said...

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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kaykuala said...

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


Myrna R. said...

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

layers said...

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