Snakes In Swedish Paradise

Snakes In Swedish Paradise

Snakes in paradise:
I love it.
Not just one –
Two kinds or three.
They come each summer –
All the winter in retreat.
They’re so darned sweet!
A huggorm, copperorm and snok.***

The huggorm can but doesn’t bite.
Just don’t annoy him on his site.
The snok is harmless.
Both so pretty in their tints,
Their hints of tint:
The copper orm my favourite.

How their image ever landed
As a symbol
I don’t understand it.

I tried to rescue one
That was run over.
Oh, I tried.
Oh, I cried.
The copper snake lay in the sun,
Its stunning color quite undone.

Paradise is nice for snakes.
They have their place
In and among the human race.
Let’s not deride this pride of nature
But admire his very fine attire
As he slides and glides, his stature mired
In the myths of danger.
Snakes In Swedish Paradise 5.19.2022 Circling Round Nature; Swedish Book II; Arlene Nover Corwin

*orm means snake.
**huggorm means viper
** snok means snake
***copperorm means copper snake

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