The Elephant Is Slow To Mate

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.- George Eliot

The elephant, the huge old beast, is slow to mate; he finds a female, they show no haste they wait for the sympathy in their vast shy hearts slowly, slowly to rouse as they loiter along the river-bed and drink and browse and dash in panic through the brake of forest with the herd, and sleep in massive silence, and wake together, without a word.

So slowly the great hot elephant hearts grow full of desire, and the great beasts mate in secret at last, hiding their fire.

Oldest they are and the wisest of beasts so they know at last how to wait for the loneliest of feast for the full repast.

They do not snatch, they do not tear; their massive blood moves as the moon-tides, near, more near till they touch in flood. ~


Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)

2 replies on “The Elephant Is Slow To Mate”

Maybe we can learn from the Elephant that it never forgets and once it meets its soul mate its forever and evermore Amen 🙏’s to gain greater understanding of God and his creation Shalom 💫

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