Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Savior

The Snake Charmer, Henri Rousseau 1907

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Tess' Magpie

The Snake Charmer
Taking it a level higher
Naked but hidden within
The shadows
It was for all to hear

Unlike half clothed
Snake charmers of old
With their deadly offerings
Safely in each basket
He trained his music
On the surroundings
His slithering partners
Responding from around him

As an orchestra in session
Dancing in time with his music
Calling on sinners on earth
To account for their deeds

Inspired by Willow'sMagpie #83

18 comments:

  1. Nice write...I especially like the last stanza...

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  2. nice hank...and great way to bring in the creation/fall story toward the end there...

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  3. I've always been amazed by snake charmers. And those who can bend spoons. And people who actually do their dishes every day.

    I like the sinners twist you added at the end of this, a very original way of looking at the charmer's occupation!

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  4. A different subject but the quality of poetry is there. I enjoyed the read.

    Yvonne.

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  5. you know it well,

    descriptive words, beautiful job.

    :)

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  6. Nicely written.. Every word and every line is just gat...

    Nice one Pareng Hank!

    JJRod'z

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  7. great picture..!!!
    and the poem is wonderfully written :)

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  8. I agree with Lisa, I like the last verse. Nicely done.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  9. Snakes and sinners, a lethal combination.

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  10. Aha the clever snake charmer...
    I liked the second stanza very much :)

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  11. Your snake charmer is naked ... a unique perspective on original sin.

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  12. Strange how diverse interpretations come forth! Fantastic.

    How's the Aloe Vera Series coming along?

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