Snail Pace (a Tanka)

Our snail slithers in

From beyond the flooded ground

His home’s high and dry

The world continues to cry

Wallowing in it’s own sty

Ivor Steven ©  September 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.

36 thoughts on “Snail Pace (a Tanka)”

  1. So sad.
    So true. A change of pace would be a very good thing.
    Once again, if we pay attention to nature it can teach us so many important things. I wish for more Human-Beans to slow down and pay attention. When we REALLY see…we are more likely to do. (do good things for the planet and each other)
    🐌 💚 🙂

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    1. Yes indeed Carolyn … there I was kneeling down on the wet ground taking a photo of the snail 🐌 .. one of nature’s incredible critters … who always moves at the same slow and steady pace no matter what the situation is around him … and my thoughts and words followed his knowingly serene trail 🐌🌏🤗💕

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  2. I was totally broken when the love of my life left me, it was so hard for me l almost gave up if not for a friend who directed me to a very good and powerful man who helped me bring back the love of my life and now he treat me with so much love and care I don’t know what problems you are passing through but with what he did for me I know he can help you, Do not hesitate to massage him on his Facebook page.


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