Do Snails Go To The Ballet? is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine this week …

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Do Snails Go To The Ballet?”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers >>

Do Snails Go To The Ballet?

Beyond our birthplace
Life is not a race
We all have our own pace
Within our own carapace

On my garden pathway
A snail was towing his chalet
I knelt there beside his showy beret
To watch his powerfully moving display
Of carrying his house everyday
I inquired about his homely sleigh
And asked, had they ever traveled to the ballet?

Ivor Steven (c) February 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

41 thoughts on “Do Snails Go To The Ballet? is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine this week …”

  1. Love this! The photo, the music, and ESPECIALLY your poem, Ivor! 🙂 To take the time to watch snails is lovely! I’ve done that a number times! (when we lived where we had a lot of snails.) 🙂
    I think snails DO go to the ballet! 🙂
    🐌 🩰 🐌

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    1. Yeah .. snails are truly fascinating, and if you slow down enough, they love a quite little chat … and Havasi’s music seem to capture the tempo of my poem Carolyn .. 🐌💃🏻

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      1. We used to have a lot of French onion sellers over here. They rode on black bikes that carried umpteen strings of onions. It used to be a common sight in the summer, but it’s a long time since I saw any of them here in Yorkshire. 🙂

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  2. What a delightful poem, Ivor! I am a snail watcher from way back! Your light-hearted rhymes add a touch of whimsey to your imaginative description of the snail. Bravo, Ivor! ❤ I enjoyed the concert immensely! If the snail does visit the ballet, the person sitting next to him will not have to contend with his elbows! 🙂

    Thanks for making me smile this morning! ❤ Hope you are well!

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    1. Thank you dear Cheryl for appreciating my quaint and quirky poem .. and I did actually get down to his level to take his photo and have that conversation. .. while Frankie sat there obediently by my side wondering what I was doing 🐶😀🐌

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