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serenity blaze
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0 posted 01-12-2008 04:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay. I thought I'd give the tarot challenges a break to honor the new addition to my family. (I wanted to name him "Fluffy" but I was voted down.)

So here ya go, take a good look and hopefully you'll find inspiration therein:

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My rules remain pretty much the same--Choose a form if you're more comfortable with that, and post in any appropriate forum. The only requirement is that the poem does indeed give him a name. We have a little bit of background, but not much story, so narratives are welcomed. This is (we were told) a Kenyan Sand Boa. And he's hungry. Snapped at me, he did. Maybe I'll call him "Lunch" if he keeps that up.

My kids will be doing the voting. Oh. There ain't no prize. I'm saving up to buy him a mouse for dinner.

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1 posted 01-12-2008 05:20 PM       View Profile for Grinch   Email Grinch   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grinch

Unless your snake has just been born
Itíll have a name already
Itís mum and dad would have had a stab
At a handle (maybe Eddie)

But if you donít know the parents
Or Kenyan Boanese
I guess you can call your little snake
Exactly what you please

You know I like thorough research though
So I Googled yet again
And I was quite amazed to find
Your snake has got a name

ďThe Sand Boa from Kenya
Can be kept with little fuss
They are orange with brown blotches
Name - Eryx colubrinus ď


Has to be Eric Karen and if it doesnít move much you could add Idle, although technically thatís the name for a Python.

serenity blaze
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2 posted 01-12-2008 05:30 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Too funny! Although I promised everybody they'd get a vote.

Although your poem does raise a question for me, since Eryx sounds like the possessive Eric's...

Is some guy out there missing his colubrinus?

grin

Thanks Grinchie--I'm gonna keep "Eric" under consideration.
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3 posted 01-12-2008 07:14 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

To name your snake?
What can it be?
Humphrey Boa-gart
Works for me!
serenity blaze
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4 posted 01-12-2008 07:27 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze



This is gonna be FUN.

I just told my daughter that next Saturday I'd make a list and we will have the vote then. (We had to do SOMETHING to amuse us--he's a very uneventful pet.)

Um, he burrows, so it pretty much looks like an empty tank. Which is actually more horrifying to my family than the above picture--considering how many times I've lost snakes in the house!

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I call it RHYMER for the well formed dot. One can use it to show the iambic beat and is it in any sense related to feet? If anyone talks about formed poem later, then your little cute snake will get mentioned.(yuks, i hate snake myself). and I still want to write a snaky Sonnet.

It Has to be a poetic one since this is a poetic site.
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6 posted 01-13-2008 02:25 PM       View Profile for HellxWeaver   Email HellxWeaver   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for HellxWeaver

Naming a Snake

What would you name a snake,
I personally would ask him his own name to take,
Whether it be Bob, Frank, or Jake.
But if it be you that he should ask,
Giving you the elementary task,
Don't turn yourself to the flask,
For his sake,
I would name him Snake.
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7 posted 01-13-2008 05:25 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'm soooooooooo glad you did this...that way I could call him "Snake Plitkin"!

But my daughter likes Humphrey Boagart, and tsk...you know I love you Grinch, but whenever I say Eric I get a raised eyebrow and the echo: "Eric?"

(I think it's cute though.)

thanks for the input Hellx!

Love you all ...um, bunches!
 
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