A beautyberry is on the tree,
A snake below is glaring at me,
I dare reach out my hand,
On the berry I land,
As the snake wraps its coils around me.

W3 Prompt #49: Wea’ve Written Weekly poet of the week, Aishwarya, prompts us to write an American Sentence or a Limerick on the theme of beauty. I’m not certain the limerick actually qualifies as beauty themed, so I have included an American sentence as well.

Inner Beauty

Beauty may endure from within, but no doubt will wither from without.

Published by JJJ Interactive Books

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11 thoughts on “Beautyberry

  1. Wow, Jenn, that’s one creepy snake… this limerick feels almost mythological or Biblical to me… so interesting… what inspired this poem, if you don’t mind my asking? It’s an excellent write!


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    1. Thanks, David! I wish I could say it was something remarkably symbolic, but it was really just the Beautyberry. It was the first thing that popped into my mind when I read the prompt and somehow the rest followed. Not a very beautiful ending… 😆

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