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"Have you ever seen a snail going out for walks?" | 16-Aug-06

"Have you ever seen a snail going out for walks?"

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Comments:

See comment on a subsequent similar query, dated 20 July 2007, which presumably refers to the same poem.
Rod Macleod

The comment on this seems to have disappeared, but the rhyme goes:

Have you ever seen a snail going out for walks?
With his house on his back, and his eyes on stalks?
When he has finished he rolls them in his head
And goes inside his tiny home, and tucks himself in bed.

My mother had to learn it at school, as I'm sure many children did. :)
Pippa Roberts

I have just found the rest of the poem. It goes like this:

The Snail

All along the garden wall,
Silvery and bright,
There`s a line where a snail
took a walk last night.
He came from the rockery for
something to eat,
And those would be his footsteps
if he had feet.
Have you ever seen a snail,
Going out for walks
With his house on his back
and his eyes on stalks?
Well, when he has finished he
rolls them in his head
And goes inside his tiny
house,and tucks himself
in bed.

Delightful! I shall use it in my poetry workshops. Thanks to cjwriter on a long-ago discussion on wordpress. :)
Pippa Roberts


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