Friday, September 6, 2019

Poetry Friday: Snakes in Eight Lines or Less

Laura's challenge this month was to write a poem comparing a snake to something fresh---in eight lines or less. Since I'm currently evacuated due to Hurricane Dorian, I could see no other choice but this:

Hurricane slithers  
the coast, rain-venomed
tongue lashing inlets
and bays. A ruddy-banded
snake, it neither uncoils 
nor shutters an eye, yet crawls
the map, striking land, 
swallowing towns.

                       ----Sara Lewis Holmes (all rights reserved) 

I can't wait to see how snakes inspired my poetry sisters!

Poetry Friday is hosted today by Poetry for Children