Snakesssss on a page

Snakesssss on a page (now in camouflage colors!)

In celebration of World Snake Day, I have colored my concrete snake poem in camouflaged shades of a shifty sidewinder. After you are finished deciphering its text, I leave you with links to two other talented poets whose tongues have touched on the subject of serpents. Enjoy!

D.H. Lawrence’s “Snake”

http://homepages.wmich.edu/~cooneys/poems/dhl.snake.html

Emily Dickinson’s “A Narrow Fellow in the Grass”

http://www.cswnet.com/~erin/ed10.htm

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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14 Responses to Snakesssss on a page

  1. VeeKay says:

    I’m glad that you linked to the DH Lawrence poem. I have read and enjoyed his travel themed book set in Sicily and Sardinia – a big fave of mine, he hails from my neck of the woods too. I’m sure he’s be amazed and delighted by your snake poem however – VK

    • Thank you, Verity! What a coincidence happened this morning! A part of me feels the universe planned it, but it was pretty awesome regardless. Anyway, last week I brought in this snake shape poem to read aloud at a local bookstore as part of the Poem in Your Pocket day. Then, before going to bed last night, I read D.H. Lawrence’s “Snake.” This morning, I received my Earth Day e-mail installment of Poem A Day from the same bookstore (Grass Roots Books), and guess what poem it was? “Snake”! Needless to say, it made this earthling’s heart beat and kick started my week! Hope you have a wonderful Earth Day!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

      • VeeKay says:

        Spooky! If you look at the photo I just posted this minute it shows what I wonderful Earth day I had πŸ™‚ (sitting in a tree)

  2. words4jp says:

    ssssssoo cool. i like thisssssss possssssst:)

  3. Piscis says:

    Aaaaggghhh. That’s awesome.

    • Thank you! The title was supposed to be a jab at the B-movie, “Snakes on a plane” with Samuel L. Jackson. I have a thing for snakes, turtles, frogs and salamanders. I’ve spent many hours in the field tracking turtles and rattlesnakes and am channeling inspiration from these experiences into poetry. Also, I’m going back and adding color to all my concrete poems to make them ‘pop’ more.
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  4. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    I am a huge admirer of snakes and just found out that yesterday was World Snake Day! While everyday is snake appreciation day in my book, I thought I’d re-blog this concrete poem of a camouflaged shifty serpent. Hope you enjoy !

  5. Cool poem! See my recent snake blog (with photos) of a wonderful (huge) snake that appeared in our yard! πŸ˜‰

  6. Bee says:

    I just think you are doing great work please accept this nomination http://barbmca.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/ordinary-girl-nominated-me-for-this-award/

  7. I love snakes. So HAPPY SNAKE DAY to you as well. Wonderful poem:)

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