In this page, poems on / about “snake” are listed.

  • 49.
    The Rape of the Lock

    Part 1

    WHAT dire Offence from am'rous Causes springs,
    What mighty Contests rise from trivial Things, read more »

  • 50.

    In the prologue to the Masnavi Rumi hailed Love and its sweet madness that heals all infirmities, and he exhorted the reader to burst the bonds to silver and gold to be free. The Beloved is all in all and is only veiled by the lover. Rumi identified the first cause of all things as God and considered all second causes subordinate to that. Human minds recognize the second causes, but only prophets perceive the action of the first cause. One story tells of a clever rabbit who warned the lion about another lion and showed the lion his own image in a well, causing him to attack it and drown. After delivering his companions from the tyrannical lion, the rabbit urges them to engage in the more difficult warfare against their own inward lusts. In a debate between trusting God and human exertion, Rumi quoted the prophet Muhammad as saying, "Trust in God, yet tie the camel's leg."8 He also mentioned the adage that the worker is the friend of God; so in trusting in providence one need not neglect to use means. Exerting oneself can be giving thanks for God's blessings; but he asked if fatalism shows gratitude.

    God is hidden and has no opposite, not seen by us yet seeing us. Form is born of the formless but ultimately returns to the formless. An arrow shot by God cannot remain in the air but must return to God. Rumi reconciled God's agency with human free will and found the divine voice in the inward voice. Those in close communion with God are free, but the one who does not love is fettered by compulsion. God is the agency and first cause of our actions, but human will as the second cause finds recompense in hell or with the Friend. God is like the soul, and the world is like the body. The good and evil of bodies comes from souls. When the sanctuary of true prayer is revealed to one, it is shameful to turn back to mere formal religion. Rumi confirmed Muhammad's view that women hold dominion over the wise and men of heart; but violent fools, lacking tenderness, gentleness, and friendship, try to hold the upper hand over women, because they are swayed by their animal nature. The human qualities of love and tenderness can control the animal passions. Rumi concluded that woman is a ray of God and the Creator's self. read more »

  • 51.

    I saw a young snake glide
    Out of the mottled shade
    And hang, limp on a stone:
    A thin mouth, and a tongue read more »

  • 52.
    Endymion: Book III

    There are who lord it o'er their fellow-men
    With most prevailing tinsel: who unpen
    Their baaing vanities, to browse away
    The comfortable green and juicy hay read more »

  • 53.
    Incarnate Devil

    Incarnate devil in a talking snake,
    The central plains of Asia in his garden,
    In shaping-time the circle stung awake,
    In shapes of sin forked out the bearded apple, read more »

  • 54.

    It is a light, that the wind has extinguished.
    It is a pub on the heath, that a drunk departs in the afternoon.
    It is a vineyard, charred and black with holes full of spiders.
    It is a space, that they have white-limed with milk. read more »

  • 55.
    The Forsaken Merman

    Come, dear children, let us away;
    Down and away below!
    Now my brothers call from the bay,
    Now the great winds shoreward blow, read more »

  • 56.
    The Steeple-Jack

    Dürer would have seen a reason for living
    in a town like this, with eight stranded whales
    to look at; with the sweet sea air coming into your house
    on a fine day, from water etched read more »

  • 57.

    Those lumbering horses in the steady plough,
    On the bare field - I wonder, why, just now,
    They seemed terrible, so wild and strange, read more »

  • 58.
    The Sash

    The first ones were attached to my dress
    at the waist, one on either side,
    right at the point where hands could clasp you and
    pick you up, as if you were a hot read more »

  • 59.
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

    No matter what life you lead
    the virgin is a lovely number:
    cheeks as fragile as cigarette paper,
    arms and legs made of Limoges, read more »

  • 60.
    Bixby's Landing

    They burned lime on the hill and dropped it down
    here in an iron car
    On a long cable; here the ships warped in
    And took their loads from the engine, the water read more »

New Snake Poems

  1. The Cobras Hissing And Basketed, Bijay Kant Dubey
  2. Snake charmers in villages., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  3. Just Smiling With Life, Rohit Sapra
  4. No reaction, hasmukh amathalal
  5. Fortresss, Tony Adah
  6. Haiku 'Ophidia', miken newman
  7. A Boy And A Frog (Kids Stuff), Sally Plumb Plumb
  8. Snake Charmer, Md. Ziaul Haque
  9. The Wooden Been Music of The Snake Charm.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  11. A curse and legend story., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  12. Love After The Death Of The Black Snake., Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  13. Lost Balls In Bushes, Manonton Dalan
  14. Rescue., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  15. Habitat, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  16. Net of Death, Zillur Rahman Shuvro
  17. Venomous, hasmukh amathalal
  18. Rat snake, Dr PJ Raj Kamal
  19. When The Big Krait Fell Down In The Room.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  20. The Oeuvre, Sadiqullah Khan
  21. Snakes, Richard Lee
  23. I Remember The Night of The Krait Snake, Bijay Kant Dubey
  24. Cow and snake, gajanan mishra
  25. Pride, Niki Nicholas Nkuna
  26. Snake Hole, Jayachandran Chakrapany
  27. The Sleeping Snake, Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  28. You Live., Afrodita Alkline
  29. Wounded, Emmanuel George Cefai
  30. snake charmer, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  31. i could be that snake, RIC S. BASTASA
  32. There to speak, hasmukh amathalal
  33. April Snake Charmer, Saiom Shriver
  34. The Ants And The Snake. Why Democracy Is.., Dimitri Jagodinski
  35. A Village Fair, V P Mahur
  36. Double Curse, Reyvrex Questor Reyes
  37. 010. The Snake, John Westlake
  38. Snakes of the night, Emmanuel George Cefai
  39. BATHING IN THE RIVER, alexander opicho
  40. Advice to a Poetess, David McLansky
  41. A Stumbling Stone, Olaleye Azeem Oladipupo
  42. Tower Of Bronze, Emmanuel George Cefai
  43. What is sovereignty, gajanan mishra
  44. The King Cobra, Rajesh Thankappan
  45. Here is the snake, gajanan mishra
  46. Not A Word! (or Unconditional Surrender), A. P. Herbert
  47. Blazing fire is there, gajanan mishra
  48. Logic Of The Snake and The Mouse, gajanan mishra
  49. Haiku: Into The Wild, Benjamin Michael Clark
  50. Eyes over eyes, Aftab Alam
  51. A tree, dense and gigantic, Aftab Alam
  52. Meaning of friend, gajanan mishra
  53. Squirrel Twirl, Ima Ryma
  54. Intake Is The Cause, gajanan mishra
  55. Attractive Innocent Snakes, H.M.Usman Dar
  56. Bewildered, Ibrahim Nasrallah
  57. About Thee (VI), Raghavendra Nayak
  58. Snake in the grass *, Niki Nicholas Nkuna
  59. Medusa, Nicholas Peter
  60. Snake, biter., .M. Diabali
  61. Speak Like Snakes, Naveed Akram
  62. Play-thing, gajanan mishra
  63. Snakes, Bijay Kant Dubey
  64. Tanka-viii, Nasarudheen.P. Parameswaran
  65. No end, hasmukh amathalal
  66. Who Is Harmful?, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  67. The Cobra's day, rohan bendre
  68. In My Opinion, Diana van den Berg
  69. Constraints, Satish Verma
  70. Risking His Life, Bijay Kant Dubey
  71. Twin Cinquains - Snake/Fish, Valsa George
  72. Silly Snake, Bree Balzly
  73. Rat bite conspiracy, Melikhaya Zagagana
  74. RED EYED SNAKE, Christina C Sunrise
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