A Classic Sampler
Beowulf / Viking Poetry
Sir Gawain & the
Green Knight and Pearl
Poetic Techniques / Essays
Masthead / Awards
New Changes & Old
Not RattlingDavid Ring
Scaly on a shelf of square-laid stonework,
coiled by a bush, basking in the sun,
we canít see your tail on this cool morning
or hear it either in the early stillness.
Taking its time, your tongue flicks slowly,
testing our purpose, tasting the peace.
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