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the snake
Posted by: kate aan de wiel (
Date: January 23, 2004 03:01PM

Hi.. years ago I found a slightly scurrilous poem in a copy of a mens' mag.
which was called ' The Snake ' ( I think ) It made me smile, and as I can
remember only parts of it I wondered whether anyone else had seen or
knows of it. It begins- ' The snake was long, the snake was black, the snake had googoo eyes.. ' and ends ' please put that bloody apple down, and get
on with the snake ! ' If by chance anyone else knows it Id be very grateful
for all the bits in between !

Re: the snake
Posted by: Pam Adams (134.71.192.---)
Date: January 23, 2004 04:26PM

A quick Google search isn't turning anything up. Do you remember which magazine?


Re: the snake
Posted by: joseph torelli (
Date: January 23, 2004 05:40PM

I don't remember that one, but it did remind me of this....

The potent python popped its pulsing head
Through the bramble 'twixt the limbs,
And plunged into the chasm of sheer ecstasy.

That, unfortunately, is some horrid drivel I composed while still an acne-faced, pubescent devotee of "girly" magazines. I'd like to think I've grown since then, but then again, maybe not.

Re: the snake
Posted by: Lowri (
Date: January 24, 2004 12:28PM

I'm not familiar with the poem you're looking for, and it seems you're not getting any closer to finding it from your email responses. I thought I'd send you something similar, which made me giggle. It's and Anglo Saxon riddle, translated from the Exeter Book and dates back to the 11th century. See if you can guess what it's describing:

Riddle 45.

I have heard of something that grows in a corner,
Swelling and standing up, lifting up it's covering,
Upon the boneless thing a proud-minded woman
Gripped with her hands; with her garment a Lord's daughter
Covered the swollen thing.

Guessed yet? Well it's supposed to be bread, but I'm thinking those Saxons were getting far more fun out of baking than I do!!!

Good luck with your search!

Re: the snake
Posted by: Hugh Clary (
Date: January 24, 2004 01:09PM

Continuing to branch from the original topic, for all of the Exeter riddles:


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