29 September 2010

The Snake Pit | Haiku & Poetry Potluck

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Moments of terror.
Snake pit; I can’t close my eyes.
Calm a pondering heart.

Will I stand this fight?
Thee, brave warrior inside.
Keep me safe and sound.


A little note on the story of these words. You can take the meaning of my writing to the inner mental state of a person, but there is also another real story captured behind. Yesterday, we actually found a snake pit or hole on our yard. A big white snake was caught from it. I didn't dare to look at it. A black companion was also seen inside, but until now there are still no more signs. I really hope that there were only the two of them, because the thought of a nest gives me a chill. But, I guess that's one of the consequences you have to stand living near rice fields at the countryside. There's this possibility that they come to visit once in a while. I'm okay with it as long as they are not poisonous and keep a safe distance. Even better, if they stay far away. Usually they are harmless little snakes without poison, not big ones like yesterday. Other residential areas in my country don't have any snakes. Please, don't worry. Have a blessed day, everyone ^_^.

Future HaikuThanks to Jenn for this week's theme: 

The meme basics:

Haiku is simple!
It is 3 non-rhyming lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively
(a great way to use your fingers!)

Thanks to Amanda & Kavita
at Jingle Poetry for this week's theme:
Kings, Queens & Warriors

Poetry Potluck Instructions:

Every week, MckLinky will be up on Sunday, at 8pm (CST),
and will stay open till Tuesday, 8pm (CST).
So you will have 48 hours to share up to 3 poems with us.

I don't create poetry, I create myself,
for me my poems are a way to me.

~Edith Södergran

Keep a poem in your heart.

11 appreciated note(s):

Jingle said...

That's beautiful Haiku...
Thanks for sharing it with Poetry potluck.

Anonymous said...

ACK. the snakes. You are a braver sole than I am. :). Loved the haiku my friend. Very well done. :) xoxo

quilly said...

Like Indiana Jones, I hate snakes! I know just why you didn't want to look.

I am wondering if Jingle read your haiku? I think it was good, but I certainly wouldn't describe it as beautiful! Shudder!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Snakes! well done!

Nessa said...

Snakes are characters from my nightmares. Scary haiku.

Bing Yap said...

yikes those snake pits are really creepy. we found several in our backyard when i was growing up and just the thought of their inhabitants slithering out of the pits scared the hell out of me. great haiku, rosidah!

Amanda Moore said...

I know the snakes had you shaken up but Look! They made for a great Haiku right? I am still willing to send you the mongoose just in case you think a Cobra is coming hisssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

Maude Lynn said...

A snake pit in the backyard would definitely cause me stress!

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

I actually sorta-kinda like snakes, believe it or not, but not the poisonous variety. Also not anywhere near my kids... I'd be a lot freaked out too, and flooding that nest with the hose to get rid of them! Good luck!

Oh... and good haiku, brave soul! ;)

Blackswan said...

I'm born in the year of snake but I'm afraid of snakes myself. Hahaha!

My hair's standing as I'm writing this........ U're a brave soul, Rosidah :)

Unknown said...

Snakes alive!! Keep a careful distance away, just in case.