“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
Midweek Motif ~ World Snake Day
Honor snakes in a poem.
Have you any snake stories...
2.5 minutes of this! or more.
...or snake beliefs?
|Shiva absorbed in meditation, as depicted commonly |
in Hinduism with a snake around his neck.
Wikipedia is helpful with articles for Snakes, Reptiles, and Herpetology. YouTube has more in documentary, song and home video.
|1870s vinegar valentine snake proposal declined.jpg|
Two days later, a snake.
Who, seeing me enter,
whipped the long stripe of his
body under the bed,
then curled like a docile house-pet.
. . . . (read the rest HERE at The Poetry Foundation.)
BY DANNIE ABSE
When the snake bit
Rabbi Hanina ben Dosa
while he was praying
the snake died. (Each day
is attended by surprises
or it is nothing.)
Question: was the bare-footed,
smelly Rabbi more poisonous
than the snake
. . . . (read the rest HERE.)
from Antony and Cleopatra by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
- Cleopatra. Come, thou
mortal wretch, [To an asp, which she applies to her breast] 3765
With thy sharp teeth this knot intrinsicate
Of life at once untie: poor venomous fool
Be angry, and dispatch. O, couldst thou speak,
That I might hear thee call great Caesar ass
- Charmian. O eastern star!
- Cleopatra. Peace, peace!
Dost thou not see my baby at my breast,
That sucks the nurse asleep?
- Charmian. O, break! O, break!3775
- Cleopatra. As sweet as balm, as soft as air, as gentle,—