Snakessss on a page

Snakessss on a page

I was inspired by my last post and suggestions from my followers to sculpt a snake shape poem. This was one of my hardest to pull off, and while it may sacrifice readability for silhouette recognition, I think you will be ssssatisfied with the resultsssss!

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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12 Responses to Snakessss on a page

  1. For those of you who are trying to decipher my snake poem, I’ve provided the text in its denatured form below. Enjoy!

    Snakes, you ectotherms of every ecotone with flicking, forked tongues tasting turbid air, countless scales etching curves across sand, what contrapposto pose of undulating coils, right and left handedness still a foil for limbless animals.

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Thank you for the denatured form! Excellent shape poem. We are a snakeless country which I like . You would probably like our reptile, the tuatara though.

    • You are very welcome and thank you for the high praise. Well, if you don’t like snakes, then I guess your home is the perfect place for you. I don’t know how I could live in a world without these slithering serpents. On the other hand, I could totally see myself in a world swept of spiders. Not sure why, but an eight-legged arachnid scares me more than a venomous, limbless rattlesnake. Too many legs and eyes I guess.

      Yes, I believe the tuatara is a lizard-like reptile that belongs to the order Rhynchocephalia. This order includes only one living genus, the tuatara (Sphenodon), and only two living species.

      Here is an interesting tidbit I found on the internet that I find very promising for this species:

      During routine maintenance work at Karori Sanctuary in late 2008, a tuatara nest was uncovered, with a hatchling found the following autumn. This is thought to be the first case of tuatara successfully breeding on the New Zealand mainland in over 200 years, outside of captive rearing facilities.

      Thought you might like to know. Hope you have a good tomorrow today 🙂

  3. twoscamps says:

    Ssssssounds great!

  4. words4jp says:

    BRAVA!!! I love it. Itsssssss sssssuper sssssstufffff!

  5. VeeKay says:

    It looks like it was a difficult , time consuming task but it was worth it. I like that it’s hard to decipher because it takes the reader to places where they have to explore the correct path 🙂

    • Thank you! I agree with you. Poetry should be about the unexpected journey rather than a clearly defined destination. Hope you have a relaxing weekend 🙂

  6. Enjoyed snaking my way through your artful poem. Well done!

    • Thank you, Susan! I appreciate your kind words and support. I certainly had fun sculpting this shape poem. Snakes have always held my attention in the outdoors and on paper. I have a fondness for Emily Dickinson’s poem “The snake,” a timeless description of her encounter with “a whip-lash unbraiding in the sun.” Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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