The Serpent Yawned . a poem by Alice B. Clagett

Written in the mid-1970s; published on 15 February 2019
Location: Overlooking Manzanita Canyon in the Azalea – Hollywood Park area of San Diego, California

Dear Ones,

Here is an early poem written just after my first experience of kundalini rising …

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THE SERPENT YAWNED
A Poem by Alice B. Clagett
mid-1970s

Sounds dart like parakeets
in a large dark room.

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The serpent yawned
his breath impaled the spine
The brain twitched
a gopher terrified
Heart raced the hurricane
frame shook . . . .

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A stray cat viewed me strangely

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The caterpillar shimmered
in the morning sun.
purple prickles, frozen form

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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