The Serpent Came Down From The Pleiades

by Scott E. Green


Impact Artwork by Donald E. Davis

The Serpent came down from the Pleiades
to do murder.

The Serpent came down from the Pleiades
and drowned fair Antilia with mile high waves.

The Serpent came down from the Pleiades
and strangled the Earth in a grip of space born ice.

The Serpent came down from the Pleiades
and drove the Nephilim giants from their thrones.

The Serpent came down from the Pleiades
and put paid to the Mammoth and the Sabertooth and Giant Sloth.

The Serpent came down from the Pleiades
and drove Saturn into exile in old Italia.

The Serpent came down from the Pleiades
to do murder, to spread a venom made of ice and space born rock and heat
across the Earth.


Copyright © 2004, Scott E. Green

Scott E. Green has been active as a sf/f/h poet for over twenty years. His work has appeared in both newsstand and small press publications. His reference work, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Poetry; a Resource Guide and Biographical Directory ( Westport, CT: 1989, Greenwood) is the first and only reference work on genre poetry. Currently he is the President of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

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