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


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