Sunday, September 18, 2011

Snake Charmer's Moon


The snake charmer’s night stage
is lighted by the opalescent moon.
Mystery weaves its way through the reeds
to sit at the feet of the performer.

Snakes slither along tree limbs entranced
by the seductive notes calling from a flute
in the lips of the beguiler.
Forked tongues taste the air seasoned with sorcery.

The snake shaman hypnotizes the serpents
to dance to the tune of submission.
Snakes and charmer perform this exotic ballet
until the sun pulls back the night curtain.



©Susie Clevenger 2011
Magpie Tales Prompt 83


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18 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely write...

120 Socks said...

Really liked it - killer last line:)

The Cello Strings said...

enjoyed your perspective.

amazing entry.

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

I must agree with 120 Socks, a killer last line...

JJRod'z

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

I must agree with 120 Socks, a killer last line...

JJRod'z

HyperCRYPTICal said...

I too agree - last line superb!

Anna :o]

Martin said...

I love the idea of mystery weaving its way through the reeds.

thingy said...

Ooh, this is beautiful. Such a compliment to the image.

Mama Zen said...

This is gorgeous! I love "air seasoned with sorcery."

Sean Vessey said...

i loved your words of imagery!!!

Helen said...

I really liked this ... the way you brought the full moon, the flute ... the feeling of the painting into your poem.

Brian Miller said...

i imagine that ballet is quite the bit ofmagic to watch...nice spin of your words...

Tumblewords: said...

Wonderfully expressive and image full. I particularly liked the final line - it's a lovely phrase.

darkangelwrites said...

"Forked tongues taste the air seasoned with sorcery" love that!

Miss `Chievous said...

I absolutely love the last line. Perfect ending.

Trellissimo said...

air seasoned with sorcery.

Great phrase...

Doctor FTSE said...

A lovely re-painting of the painting!

Isabel Doyle said...

'the air seasoned with sorcery'
fine lines and poem