Saturday, September 30, 2017

it devoured with relish

                                                                                                   Author: unknown
Image: With its 'meal' unmoving in its belly (here)

to use both sets of homophones in a poem:
straight – not crooked ; straits – narrow waterway
discussed – talked about ; disgust – sickening

barely a few minutes ago
it devoured with relish
nothing ever the need to discuss
with a lengthy python
now bloated with disgust
with a dead goat in its belly
- satisfied and fast asleep

it got across the narrow  'straits'
surreptitiously when it did
'food' bleating in the distance
locked its 'sights' straight ahead
was handsomely rewarded thus!

MLMM's Saturday Mix - Double Take
of  given homophones
Frank's at d'Verse MTB  -  sleep


  1. I could almost imagine the snake eating with relish.
    Wonderful write Hank.
    Enjoy your weekend.


  2. Got a good snack, wouldn't want to be on the other end though

  3. Just incredible that they can do that.

  4. UGH! Graphic photo, well written verse!

  5. It looks like it would need to sleep off that meal.

  6. I think being a snake has it's rewards... for the goat less so: well used homophones.

  7. Wow! I just can't imagine that the snake swallowed a whole goat!
    Kind of reminded me of the children's song:

    (tad behind on visits... Thanks for stopping by occasionally -
    I may catch up eventually, but thought I'd stop by first this time ~ cheers Jules)

  8. It is amazing that they can swallow their prey whole. They are known to not eat for long periods of time and then suddenly they get the urge to devour their next meal.

    I found an old snake skin a couple of days ago. A sign of growth in many ways.

  9. Great use of the homophones, just love snakes too!

  10. Wow! What a picture - both your words and the image.