and post notes and photos about your poem like Kai Michael Neumann.
Written for the contest wit the theme ‘Asp’.
Asp or aspis refers to a venomous snake (plural aspides). Also to a wooden shield held to protect from an enemy’s weapon. Like the scales of a snake covering the eye when needed.
Cleopatra is said to have killed herself with snake poison.
Aesculapius (Greek God of medicine) symbolizes healing (a snake coiled around a rod).
Antoine de ‘Exupery’, the writer of the Little Prince had always wanted to fly, even as a little child and became a pilot for he French mail service and later in employ of the resistance movement in WWII. He crashed over France and died in mysterious circumstances.
The drawing of a hat versus an boa constrictor swallowing an elephant is too well known to dissect. Rose in the story has the meaning of beauty in smallness, but was also Exupery’s lover and wife.