actual picture of Vishnu
Vishnu in His Boar Incarnation
Chlorite, 12th Century
Asian Gallery, Ackland Museum

Vishnu

Vishnu, Vishnu,
the four armed hog,
with the strongest powers of all.

He holds a stick,
he holds a shell,
and saves the earth goddess
from the sea god.

His sculpture is small
but he really stands tall
placed on a ledge in a temple precinct.

He'll descend someday from heaven to earth
and become the ruler of the universe.

Carrboro Elementary Upper Grades