#Tanka 48 — Sulking Snail

Snail in lockdown
surveys its altered kingdom
~less consumables~
Where have those posh flowers gone?
Are the gardeners on strike?

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

18 thoughts on “#Tanka 48 — Sulking Snail”

    1. Dear Rochelle,

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Certainly I was chuckling to myself while writing this. I started composing it while out walking the dog and probably everyone thought I’d lost my mind in managing to look remotely happy during lockdown.

      It’s always a great pleasure to me when my friends across the pond appreciate my quirky Brit humour/humor!

      Wishing you a happy and creatively productive week.


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      1. We’ve ventured out to restaurants and a graduation party outdoors. It’s so hot here now that being outside isn’t particularly pleasant. And of course there’s the pool. Our neighborhood is also quiet which is nice. And I’m perfectly happy to sequester.
        Stay safe, my friend.


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    1. You’re right about that, Andrea. I haven’t been quite so strict this year about transporting them in an icecream box to release into the wild woods. I’m not into killing the blighters, but I know a lot of gardeners who don’t think twice about doing so.

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  1. A little humor is certainly welcomed during these strange days. Well done, my friend. I understand the snail’s confusion quite well.

    Wishing you peace and happiness this week and beyond.

    Hugs from Olympia

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  2. I see a snail, I cannot help but think of you, Sarah! I know you’ve had your, ummm… disagreements with the, how did you just call them? Little blighters!
    Nothing better than composing something in our head whilst taking a walk. I find myself laughing out loud at times, then looking around to make sure no one heard me and thought I was going mad…
    This was a fun one!

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    1. I did promise you I’d compose something about this snail weeks ago, then it went clean out of my head. I’ve had no trouble with the blighters at all this year (touch wood). Of course, that statement alone is likely to bring on some heavy downpours and get the slippery sliders out munching bigtime!

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    1. Thanks, Carla πŸ™‚ There are less snails out and about than usual where I live, as we’ve had a long hot and dry spell. I love lizards, but rarely ever see one. We have lots of birds of the woodland, garden, and sea varieties, so it’s a wonderful mix. The jackdaws are the noisiest at the moment, as they’ve built nests in the chimney pots and have rowdy, hungry families to feed and guard.

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