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Snake by Theodore Roethke | Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

July 22nd, 2015

Episode 283 of 783 episodes

I saw a young snake glide Out of the mottled shade And hang, limp on a stone: A thin mouth, and a tongue Stayed, in the still air. It turned; it drew away; Its shadow bent in half; It quickened, and was gone. I felt my slow blood warm. I longed to be that thing,... Read more »

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