slither dearer near the wilted weeds

play the part of rattled kin and make me faint of heart

the spring fresh born has blown the horn

asked you to change your fine display

a coat well worn now will be thrown away

no rattles play a tune as i welcomed you this morn

lay lovely long and languid in the sun

and frighten the real rattlesnakes at play


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Ruth Newell May 18, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m.

That has GOT to be one of the all time BEST first lines I've read in a longggg time.


nan shartel May 18, 2012 @ 11:21 p.m.

thx hunnypop!!

i did have a King snake in my yard but unfortunately i wasn't able to talk him/her into staying...dang it!!

warm milk and rum didn't do the trick


quillpena May 19, 2012 @ 1:29 a.m.

I wonder if rattlesnakes know that people are universally afraid of them? And if they do, I also wonder if they consider themselves the badasses of the Southern California snake community?


nan shartel May 19, 2012 @ 1:06 p.m.

i think they do Quill...the cobras of the united snakes


nan shartel May 19, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m.

ooooooooooooooooo i found the perfect picture 4 this one...come see peeps


nan shartel May 20, 2012 @ 9:56 a.m.

creepy peeps...snakes are much nicer then that guy (whoever or whatever he is) lol


richzombie May 19, 2012 @ 8:49 p.m.

loved the poem - but the pic is too scary for


nan shartel May 20, 2012 @ 9:57 a.m.

he is double ick eh??!!

makes any snake look good by comparison

my back yard opens on to a creek and natural area which i love..but i do have to accept that critters of all kinds paying visits because of that....most of which i love...Bobby feed the birds and i watch them outside the computer table window

they don't like it if a snake drops in..hahahahahahahhahaha


nan shartel May 21, 2012 @ 6:37 p.m.

but if it's a pretty one i do...lololol


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