Saturday, May 9, 2009


Today my dad found this snake in our yard. Neither of us like snakes much, but we were fascinated nonetheless. And ever since last year's British Literature class every time I think of snakes I think of D. H. Lawrence's poem "Snake". It's much too long to put here, so I'll just have to give you the link. My favorite lines have to be the ones at the end.

'And so, I missed my chance with one of the lords
Of life.
And I have something to expiate:
A pettiness.'

This poem made me think a lot when we first read it, and it isnpired me a little bit. Here are the pictures of our snake, who if I see again I will name after the poet.

Doesn't he seem to be staring straight at the camera in that last one? I didn't have to get very close, thank the gods for cameras with good zoom!


  1. "The Snake" is an amazing poem! When I first read it, I thought Lawrence was mad to write an ode to a snake; but since then I have realized the beauty of snakes. As long as they are far far away :)

  2. I totally would have peed on myself if that was in my yard.

    I think snakes are amazing... as long as they are at a distance!