Monday, October 27, 2014

DMC: "After a Long Winter's Sleep" by Buffy Silverman




After a Long Winter’s Sleep

Garter snakes awake in spring and
flick their tongues, then
slither-
slide,
poke their heads where
earthworms
hide,
snap and swallow:
worm in-
side!   

© 2014 Buffy Silverman. All rights reserved.



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11 comments:

  1. I like it, Buffy! The shape of the zeno really conveys the movement of the snakes. Good pick of subject!

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  2. You have such a way with words, Buffy... in English and Parseltongue too, no doubt. "Slither-slide" and "snap and swallow" are ssssssimply sssssssuper.

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  3. It's great. You always have such terrific endings, Buffy!

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  4. Thanks for all your kind comments. I was hoping the shape would look snake-y, so thanks for noticing that Tabatha!

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  5. Love this zeno! I hate snakes but this one is so cute I can imagine he is kinda playful.

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  6. This one is really great. Thanks for sharing here.

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  7. Beautiful sound in this, Buffy. I love this one!

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  8. Thanks Margaret, Penny, Matt, Rosi, and Renee--I appreciate your nice comments (and I just noticed that it should have been worms not worm inside--so thanks for not pointing that out!)

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