fear of snakes s

on the other side of fear
the serpent waits

tongue of fire
invoking death

a story of exile
and retreat

caught in a painting of paradise
found or lost


always on the verge
of decay

knowledge plants seeds

the snake eats its tail

For dVerse, a quadrille about fear, including this week’s prompt words from the Secret Keeper.


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32 responses to “Ophidiophobia”

  1. Jodi says :

    Powerful image and words!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. merrildsmith says :

    Love this–another type of circle and boundaries! I love the bright starkness of the image, and the power of the words.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jerennazuto says :

    A beautiful image! It sounds mystical and scary!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Susan Feniak says :

    A lot of depth. Now I am thoughtful.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Carol A. More says :

    ZEN COOL! Would make a super tattoo.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Frank Hubeny says :

    Nice watercolor with a snake and an eye, or perhaps two snakes and the central portion where the unending snakes aren’t clear. I like the idea of the serpent waiting on the other side of fear.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. rivrvlogr says :

    You weave an intense, foreboding tail. šŸ˜‰

    Liked by 3 people

  8. dweinberg415 says :

    Inspiring – thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Victoria C. Slotto says :

    Powerful image of the Ouroboros in both the watercolor and the poem. Knowledge plants seed…individuation.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. alongtheinterstice says :

    awesome in its foreboding…the word “static” jumped out, creating an abrupt static moment playing out in real time, more dreadful in the pesence of the “always”

    Liked by 1 person

  11. crow says :

    Love it. But then I’m a fan of the Snake (capital “s”)

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Imelda says :

    Love the imagery here, and your words. They lent mystery and intrigue to your piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Jane Dougherty says :

    I love how you have managed to make so many contrasts into circles. I find it menacing.

    Liked by 1 person

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