Snail Poems

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Note Books Bear Me Up
decrepit note books
Residential society of poems
hackneyed to ultra fresh thought roams

snail pace of expressions
imbalanced love on tattered ink
lines smile on jackal mustache
through the crystal glass the moon kisses

urban dustbin is empty well
ravens fly on the colorful chicks
ground is shattered field...Read More
Categories: snail, life, writing,
Form: Free verse

Thou that plant shall harvest
Goes to all human farmers
Planting sinful seeds
Everyday in a sinful ways. 

Thou that plan shall harvest
Thee plant might be yam 
Taking its rightful time to germinante
It can be delay ne'er can it be terminate
And slowly it...Read More
Categories: snail, 1st grade, 2nd grade, metaphor,
Form: Pastoral
Dining- room Table
A place where family gather
At a large dining-room table
To eat a meal together
Or to gather and make plans
For the special occasion
That are coming up quckly

A dining-room table
Also used to hem clothes
To answer snail mail
Sit and chat with friends
Or just to...Read More
Categories: snail, celebration, family, write,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Story of My Life
The story of my life, empty, a vase 
filled with wilted flowers; leaving a trail
passing by slowly like a swollen snail; 
extracted, drawn firmly upon my face. 

Echoes of age with such depth of your love  
written within dreams,...Read More
Categories: snail, anger, bereavement,
Form: Rhyme
Translated by Przemyslaw Musialowski 9/27/2019

Talk to me in whispers - no one eavesdropping, 
Talk to me quietly - or don't talk at all, 
Talk as they are talking on a cemetery date, 
Say that droughts come after the rain.
That...Read More
Categories: snail, autumn, seasons, silence, spring, winter,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member I Have Three Favorite Pets- PET
My three sweet boys passed within one year, 
          a Golden Retriever, white fluffy bunny and a Pug.
When I think of each memory I still wipe a tear,
   ...Read More
Categories: snail, dog, love, pets,
Form: Rhyme
Haiku translations of the Oriental Masters
Grasses wilt:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt
? Yamaguchi Seishi, translation by Michael R. Burch

Oh, fallen camellias,
if I were you,
I'd leap into the torrent!
? Takaha Shugyo, translation by Michael R. Burch

The first soft snow:
leaves of the awed jonquil
bow low
? Matsuo Basho,...Read More
Categories: snail, philosophy,
Form: Haiku
they often
say hair and
fingernails grow
longer when one 
is happily relaxed

they often say hair 
and fingernails 
grow longer 
when one is 


my breathing has gone 
from a shallow yawn
to something short
of a sigh
once i

stayed on
an isle and
a mirrorless

passing by 
my...Read More
Categories: snail, muse,
Form: I do not know?
I do bitterly fault your restless digits, slatternly time;
Your agile dial's design I defy with mutinous rhyme. 
What's the veiled intent of your lightning procession,
Against this snail-mover's beleaguered progression? 

In swearing truth say why your sight-eclipsing wings
Party and feast and...Read More
Categories: snail, age, art, betrayal, death, youth,
Form: Carpe Diem
Matthew 7 Verses 13-14
Although the right path in life is very narrow and difficult, I'm glad to be on that right path.....

Matthew 7:13-14

As we skip along
Going our merry way
In the journeys of life
Living day by day

Smelling sweet flowers
Or seeing a rainbow
To give us...Read More
Categories: snail, bible, conflict, god, journey, life, spiritual, stress,
Form: Narrative
Why brother, but why?
Why do you cause me 
So much heartache, rigor and pain?
Why the Xenophobia and hate?
Why brother?

When I approach you,
With contrition, you retreat like a stranded snail
When I smile at you
You sneer at me
When I laugh With You...Read More
Categories: snail, africa, anxiety, betrayal, bullying, conflict, corruption, evil,
Form: Prose Poetry
A Snails Prayer Denied

A snail of humble pious bent
prayed this request most fervent:
Lord, my Maker, grant me speed;
two legs at most is all I need.
“Impossible,” came the reply
and a defense explaining why:
When your architype I created,
I tired, and, alas, procrastinated.
I meant to give...Read More
Categories: snail, animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Shall I compare you to the winter sun
When a leaf hung from bough or none at all,
The sun runs at the pace of cheetah, 
And the moon travels at the velocity of a snail,
The darkness holds the world longer than before.
The razor-sharp mountain's peak creams with snowflakes,
Like...Read More
Categories: snail, 11th grade, angel,
Form: Sonnet
oxy, you moron
then slow

i cross bred
a snail with
a sloth and

taking two 
to make one

sum total

...Read More
Categories: snail, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Prayer Request Denied

A snail of contemplative bent
prayed this request most fervent:
Lord, my Maker, give me speed;
two legs at most is all I need.
“Impossible,” came the reply
and a defense explaining why:
When your architype I created,
I tired, and, alas, procrastinated.
I meant to give you...Read More
Categories: snail, animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Marys Snail

Everybody knows the story
of Mary’s little lamb.
Less known is her snail
whose name was Sam.

Mary loved to read and write –
she had the scholar’s mind.
When Mary skipped off to school
Sam lagged far behind.

Now Mary was considerate,
so she’d wait and smile
until the...Read More
Categories: snail, animal, humor,
Form: Light Verse
Calm like a mountain brooding o'er the sea,
I stood at the edge of the bridge hoping to end this fight,
Choked by the thorns and brambles of early adversity,
My thoughts scattered over the world like ant-hills,
I’ve been shielding this feeling,
It brute...Read More
Categories: snail, anger, anxiety, fear, hurt,
Form: Free verse
Silver Labyrinth
On my driveway
glistening in the moonlight
magnificent display
of swirling, curling ribbons
a painted labyrinth!

Who has done this to my property?
it’s not my creation...but
it’s quite beautiful.
upon inspection,
elated fascination;
snail trails...
from a tiny

All life truly is, precious.

...Read More
Categories: snail, animal, imagery, insect, introspection, nature, poems, poetry,
Form: Free verse
I pay a visit
Beyond this poetry with soups far apart,
Cabbage with snail traces of temptation,
"Papana?i" in sweet palace of cheese,
"Gumboti" - plum dumplings`nation
Scented with cinnamon on their knees
Kind of the three musketeers`story
- Although we like four- for your glory!
Sweet-sour Hungarian-Wallachian`desert.

Many of my poems...Read More
Categories: snail, art, best friend, poems, smile,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member A Rhyme a Day
My head is ringing every day,
with all the words I need to say.
All I ever think is rhyme,
happens to me all the time!

I’m finding rhymes in all I see,
I’m in a matrix of poetry!
Am I mad I have to vent?
My...Read More
Categories: snail, poets, silly,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Beautiful Rose

My beautiful rose here all aglow                                  ...Read More
Categories: snail, beautiful, cry, day, heart, love, night, rose,
Form: Verse
secret garden
Amidst the brilliant colours, of this garden hidden away
Dwell the beings of childhood fantasies that dance and frolic and play
Where ladybirds nestle contently on a carpet of brilliant green
And the colours of the rainbow, on snail shells can be seen
Where...Read More
Categories: snail, dream, fantasy,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Purple Nautilis
Just beyond the wash of the shoreline
it lay, bright purple, the size of a snail
Its transparent entrails disgorged
in sunlight-
A warning stirred inside me
as I bent to claim it 
What if it has a fatal sting?
Best to leave it lying
Leave it...Read More
Categories: snail, mystery, nature, ocean,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Frederick
Frederick did mount his bike.
‘By Mum I’m off for a hike’
he said, as he went on his way,
that day, one sunny Saturday. 

He was very close to running over, 
a snail emerging from the clover.
‘Too fast’ it said, ‘you’ll crush...Read More
Categories: snail, childhood, humorous, parents,
Form: Rhyme
Central air conditioning quickly
found this creature comfort acclimated,
defies, contradicts, bumps uglies...
up against rugged individualist
I meekly profess to idealize
admitting propensity nothing

distinguishable differentiating
all talk no action, no less tolerant
than aversion to extreme heat index
burrowing into sixty degree Fahrenheit
climate control mancave
quite divergent weathering

humid,...Read More
Categories: snail, 10th grade, 12th grade, 8th grade, 9th
Form: Bio