For Sherry’s prompt over at Real Toads – Water. We learn that water crystals react differently to different words and images.

“The intriguing placidity from the slothful pace of a snail is truly very peaceful. Our world is in need of this calmness to pacify itself” – Munia Khan

a snail takes a shower,
turning this way and that.
sipping the water,
extending its antenna to
get the most out of the water.
you can see the snail
opening and closing its mouth,
so close to human…
unlike us,
water becomes innocent.

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sherry Marr
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 08:46:48

    That is the most Amazingly peaceful video! I love the sound of the water, the slow moving of her head. I think i will emulate the slug today. I love your poem, especially that the water is innocent. That’s why it hurts that we are polluting it so badly. Well said, Toni, and thanks for the video.


  2. jaerose37
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 09:19:20

    What a great post


  3. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 11:10:50

    I sometimes feel that we should take moments to be like the snail


  4. magicalmysticalteacher
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 11:31:53

    Water, a large pleasure for desert dwellers, is such a small pleasure (I think) for a snail.


    • kanzensakura
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 11:44:25

      It is a large pleasure. Size of the enjoyee does not matter. It is a huge pleasure to us non-desert dwellers. It is all on the perspective.

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  5. hhennenburg
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 12:41:51

    Sometimes life slows down enough that we can truly see it. Lovely. Thank you, Gabby the snail. And thank you, Toni!


  6. sanaarizvi
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 13:03:46

    This is beautiful! You capture the moment so well ❤


  7. kim881
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 14:12:53

    I love the video clip and your ekphrastic poem, Toni. How wonderful to take the time to enjoy the water, just like the snail.


  8. wyndolynne
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 16:51:10

    I would never have imagined this–the snail in the water, the idea of shower and participant both becoming cleaner for the interaction. A lovely poem.


  9. gillena cox
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 16:55:51

    What a lovely video and your charming poem reminds us we need to appreciate our water resources
    Thanks for dropping by my sumie Sunday today Toni



  10. Vivian Zems
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 18:00:01

    I screamed while watching the video. Slime!!!! A good write, though 🙂


  11. Mary
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 19:34:27

    Your poem made me contemplate the snail, which (admittedly) I have never done. We can learn fro the humblest of creatures.


    • kanzensakura
      Aug 18, 2019 @ 20:02:56

      I remember once sitting on my mother’s deck during a hot dry summer. She had several saucers of water sitting about. I sat for an hour watching various bugs, bees, butterflies coming to drink from the saucers. She told, even small creatures need to drink. I remember there were two snails making their plodding way across the deck. She picked them and set them at the saucers. I never forgot it. They drank and bathed themselves.

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  12. Wendy Bourke
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 21:05:38

    Loved the poem! Loved the video! An awesome post!


  13. oldegg
    Aug 18, 2019 @ 23:04:20

    Sadly we have an inflated idea of ourselves as humans so it is good to see a snail behave just like us in a shower, and with so much trust for the human’s hand. Wonderful!


  14. Magaly Guerrero
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 09:01:06

    Someone once told me that we can all be children in the water. Your poem made me think of that.


  15. thotpurge
    Aug 19, 2019 @ 23:07:54

    Only humans taint everything they touch… well said, Toni!


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