A Snail Haibun

Heeding Snail

I was lying in a field of tall grasses. The sky was filled with puffy ebullient clouds that moved through the air with a relaxed air. I stretched and yawned with relaxation as I let go of all my cares. Little white and purple flowers surrounded my reverie with joy and fragrance asking me to catch their joy. Alas, I wasn’t ready yet to reach that happiness but in these scenes, I could find hope of a new day. Out of the corner of my half-opened eyes, I noticed a glistening blur on a leaning blade. Upon further viewing, I saw that it was a snail without its home. It was making its way down the golden pathway slowly towards the earth. I watched intently becoming very entranced with the snail’s focus and determination. As it descended, the grass moved ever so slightly as if by some unseen breeze blowing only there at that time. My heart found peace there and then.

little white flowers

wave in the gentle breeze

snail keeps its balance


© Carol Campbell

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Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille


Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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