Raj Arumugam


moonlight-blessed


when I turned round the corner
walking alone, walking light
the moonlight spread over the open patch
and the coiled snake
twitched a little
straightened quickly
looked at me,
some proportion of surprise
but mostly in lethargy

‘be at peace, snake,
be at peace;
I wish you no harm
I shall go my way in peace
and so do you too’

and I walked on silently
moonlight-blessed;
and the gentle snake glided away
moonlight-blessed

Submitted: Saturday, May 02, 2009
Edited: Monday, May 24, 2010

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  • Kesav Easwaran (5/2/2009 8:56:00 PM)

    nice write...the moonlight and the coiled snake...provide beautiful poetic symbols...contradicting...10 (Report) Reply

  • rago rago (5/2/2009 5:20:00 AM)

    natural eye sight and natural moon lit day.......... just i am walking with u......and the snake gliding. Beautiful write. Thank you for your kind sharing. (Report) Reply

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