Considering the snail

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    The snail pushes through a green
    night, for the grass is heavy
    with water and meets over
    the bright path he makes, where rain
    has darkened the arth's dark. He
    moves in a wood of desire,

    pale antlers barely stirring
    as he hunts. I cannot tell
    what power is at work, drenched there
    with purpose, knowing nothing.
    What is a snail's fury? All
    I think is that if later

    I parted the blades above
    the tunnel and saw the thin
    trail of broken white across
    litter, I would never have
    imagined the slow passion
    to that deliberate progress.

    Thom Gunn

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    1. humorous earthquake [deleted] 105 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Snails Are My Friends, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Erica!2010 101 months ago | reply

      AWWWW :D this is sooo precious. i love it.

    3. IsthmusMediaGroup 101 months ago | reply

      Great shot, love the texture

    4. iM@n 100 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photo-Walk (Eindhoven, the Netherlands), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Imogen- 99 months ago | reply

      I love your photo! Beautiful snail, if there ever was such! Would love to know- what camera do you use?! :)

    6. Tony Carlos Br 98 months ago | reply

      Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Flickr Hive Mind, e nós adoraríamos ter a sua foto adicionada ao grupo.
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    7. Tony Carlos Br 98 months ago | reply

      Oi! Sou administrador de um grupo chamado Macros do Planeta Terra - Macros of Planet Earth, e nós adoraríamos ter a sua foto adicionada ao grupo.

    8. Denis Collette...!!! 96 months ago | reply

      A great vision... compliments...!!! Ü

    9. Vol-au-Vent 96 months ago | reply

      an old friend - revisited.... :)

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    10. Nejdet Duzen 96 months ago | reply

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    11. Claire*R 96 months ago | reply

      Magnifique !

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    12. manganite 96 months ago | reply

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    13. Tanjica Perovic 80 months ago | reply

      a snail never looked better :)

    14. Tanjica Perovic 80 months ago | reply

      Your work is featured on Green Eden's Front page - congrats!

    15. shadowshador 53 months ago | reply

      Nice one, It's the garden snail (Helix aspersa)

      Family: Helicidae

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