Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

  • Mood:

Poem: "The Patience of a Snail"

This poem came out of the June 7, 2016 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette.

"The Patience of a Snail"

They live in slow time,
the world a meaningless
flicker in the background,

all focus fixed upon
the rim of a flowerpot
as they circle it

and the next leaf to eat.

In a world that has become
too fast, too bright, too loud --
just too much -- there is serenity in

the patience of a snail.

Tags: cyberfunded creativity, fishbowl, nature, poem, poetry, reading, weblit, wildlife, writing
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.