Sunday, January 30, 2011

A River of Stones: January 30

A snail has left
his running stitch of silver thread
in long looping trails
on my path.

For A River of Stones

4 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

This is a lovely moment beautifully described!

Joseph Harker said...

A cool choice of metaphor. Like a snail tailor in the garden. A snailor, perhaps. :)

Joan said...

Gorgeous pictures you paint with your wonderful words. These little breif treasures are my favourite. I would love a collection of them, Catherine.

Kelly said...

I love this description. I remember the first time I saw snail trails after moving to the Northwest (U.S.) - I had no idea what they were. Kind of gross and beautiful at the same time - perfect for a small stone!