one Black Mamba
slithers up beside its mate.
i fear as much, but then i
remember snakes have no ears
Posted in Animals, Kyōka, poem, Poetry, tanka, wildlife |
Tagged animals, Black Mamba, Kyōka, poem, poetry, Reptiles, snake, wildlife |
the cobra rises:
eyes fixed & tongue darting --
all 's still; nothing 's calm
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Tagged animals, cobra, haiku, nature, poem, poetry, snake, wildlife |
I walked along a well-worn trail
with no intent but rest.
I wished to be soothed by the trees,
but found myself distressed.
For in my path rested a snake,
known as the copperhead --
a breed that has inspired wonder
and no uncertain dread.
I gave the snake full attention,
and then gave it wide berth,
but it must have been far too wide
for I walked right off the earth.
Posted in Animals, Common Meter, nature, poem, Poetry, wildlife |
Tagged animals, Common Meter, Copperhead, poem, poetry, Poisonous, reptile, snake, wildlife |
the snake on the lake
swims with languid grace, and i run without
Posted in haiku, humor, nature, poem, Poetry, Senryu |
Tagged humor, nature, poem, poetry, Senryu, snake |
wading through tall grass
in snake country
each step is now
Posted in haiku, Mindfulness, nature, outdoors, poem, Poetry |
Tagged grass, haiku, Mindfulness, poem, poetry, snake |
feels my footfalls
through its belly,
and i, too, feel its
movement in my belly
Taken in October of 2012 in Bangkok Thailand.
This was taken at the Red Cross Snake Farm in downtown Bangkok.
Posted in Animals, photographs, Photos, pictures, Thailand, Tourism, travel, wildlife |
Tagged Bangkok, cobra, Monocled Cobra, photographs, photos, pictures, Red Cross, Red Cross Snake Farm, reptile, snake, Snake Farm, Thailand, tourism, travel, wildlife |