Elephant Love

I follow Cheryl Merrill’s post on elephants, about which she is very passionate. I love the language she uses and have previously written a poem borrowing some of her words and illustrated with one of her amazing photographs (see my page Elephant Skin under Poetry). You can find Cheryl on cherylmerrill.com. I later developed it into something much longer for a  poetry competition.

Today I read another of Cheryl’s posts and wrote the following ‘found’ poem:

Elephant Love

The bull’s shoulder lifts,

Body shifts from side to side,

Trunk rubs her backbone.

Ponderous, graceful,

A diamond on her forehead,

The cow elephant

Turns her head away

Shyly from the trailing trunk,

A side-winding snake.

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