Friday, January 1, 2021

A Brave(ish) New Friend


A little snail
was feeling strange,
restless and bored
he needed a change.

He didn't at all
like the feel of gravel,
but still decided 
it was time to travel.

He thought he'd go big
and travel abroad,
in short - he decided
to cross the road.

The road was deserted
night about to fall,
the snail started crossing
at a leisurely stroll.

He enjoyed the quiet,
and the cool evening air,
the scent of wild flowers
that hung everywhere.

All was well
when suddenly, from afar,
he was sure that he heard
the sound of a car.

He'd dawdled too long
now it was morning,
and traffic appeared
without any warning.

Hurrying to cross
dodging an early commuter,
he was almost run over
by a guy on a scooter.

The snail finally crossed
and collapsed without breath,
thinking he'd avoided
a sad, painful death:

"I carry my home with me
and it sure is good luck,
cause one thing's for certain -
I'm not crossing back!"


Featured: a brave(ish) new friend.

74 comments:

VeggieMummy said...

I love your snail; he has such a cute face! Lovely poem too - although I was worried for a moment! :O) Wishing you and yours a very happy 2021. xx

Patricia said...

That is the cutest little poem - well done little snail. He is just gorgeous, beautiful embroidery. You are such a talent! Happy New Year Amalia. xx

Carmen said...

Que cuento tan bonito!
Un caracol bordado muy original.
Feliz 2021 Amalia.

Rosie said...

Such a brave and adventurous little snail. Best wishes for 2021:)

linda said...

Such a cute snail! all the very best for 2021.

Evi Erlinda said...

Hi my new friend! Hurry, hurry, we celebrate the New Year with new hopes and wishes!
Happy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Love the cute snail and the poem! I wish you and your family all the best in 2021, a very happy and healthy New Year!

Isabel said...

Ufa! Salvou-se! E tudo está bem quando acaba bem! Muito giro, o poema e o boneco:))

Feliz Ano Novo! Com muita saúde para a Amália e sua família.

Feliz 2021!

Ellie Foster said...

That's a snail I would be happy to find in my garden! Another very cute little character.
Happy New Year
Best wishes
Ellie

Jennifer said...

Hurry little guy and don't get smashed. Love him and your embroidery.

mamasmercantile said...

Happy new year, every blessing.

Ela said...

I love your cute snail and your beautiful poem!
Happy New Year !

Vee said...

Love it! And that is the most beautiful snail I have ever seen.

Snowbird said...

That poem is wonderful and your little snail is just adorable.xxx

Mereknits said...

So adorable! Happy New Year!!!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I love the embroidery on that snail you made. Wishing you a happy new year.

Kim said...

Just beautiful, Amalia!! Happy New Year.

Louca por porcelana said...

Super cute!Happy 2021!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Adorable!!!
Happy New Year,my friend!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Stay Safe, healthy and happy!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Angie said...

Adorable story and adorable friend. We could all be so fortunate to carry our house with us! Happy New Year to you!

Junkchiccottage said...

So cute Amalia. Love your cute snail and his story. Happy New Year.
Hugs,
Kris

Lalka Crochetka said...

so cute little snail! just perfect to cuddle!
Happy New Year!

MaryAnne said...

I love this poem! Very cute snail, too

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my goodness. Cutest little snail and the loveliest poem. Happy New Year!

Jeanie said...

That is SO cute! I need to save this one to read to our little guys!

Maya Kuzman said...

Happy New Year Amalia!
Thank you for beautifying my day with your adorable snail and beautiful poem!

Lorrie said...

That's a very handsome snail, and his story illustrates the importance of staying home, which isn't too hard these days!

DeniseinVA said...

Your poems always make me smile, as do all your lovely creations. The little snail is darling. Thank you so much for sharing and I wish you all A Very Happy and Healthy New Year! :)

The French Hutch said...

Your little embroidered snail friend is so pretty. So, is your darling poem........Happy New Year!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous embroidery you have done on your snail, like the smiling face too!
I was so hoping he would make it across the road, and thankful he doesn't have to cross again :)

Handmade in Israel said...

Gorgeous! I love your snail! Have you read Julia Donaldson's "The Snail and the Whale"?

El Inventario de M.J. said...

FELIZ AÑO 2021 AMALIA!!
"QUE LA SALUD SEA EL MEJOR REGALO
PARA COMPARTIR"

BESOS

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

The story and little fellow are darling.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

aww... endearing little snail and poem of his Dangerous adventure :)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

aww... endearing little snail and poem of his Dangerous adventure :)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

aww... endearing little snail and poem of his Dangerous adventure :)

Lowcarb team member said...

I did enjoy your poem and meeting your brave(ish) new friend :)

My good wishes for 2021.

All the best Jan

Junie-Jesh said...

What I like most about your snail is that he has turned his eyes to me:)
The cutest is that he decided to travel and crossed the road. It reminds me on the different perspective about travel.
For one, traveling for a weeks vacation, and then you discover it's the next city. For others, like my son has been 3 times in Paris, in Berlin, the UK, Germany, and Prague within 10 years. For those, the covid restrictions are the hardest.Great chatting with you Amalia, and thank you for your kind New Year's wish on All Seasons last week, jesh

Luciana F. Damiano said...


What a beautiful snail!
Thank you very much for your visit and comment.
For you and your family, I also wish you a great New Year.
Hugs

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am glad the snail made it across the road safely---whew! :)

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

Sakuranko said...

Oh so nice darling
thanks for share
xx

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Such a darling snail, Amalia. So glad he's okay! xo

Carla from The River said...

I am so happy that snail was able to get across before he got squashed.

Happy New Year my dear!

Tamar SB said...

This was darling!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

No more foreign travel for that snail! He is now an expat safe in his new country. I am sure he will be happy there. ... So sweet Amalia! (We are all like the snail these days ... it is much safer to stay home!)

Kitchen Riffs said...

Really cute! And fun. Thanks. And Happy New Year!

Polly said...

oh Amalia, your snail is adorable. I'm glad he crossed the road safely :-)

Veronica Lee said...

Awww! Love your super cute snail, Amalia!

Happy Thursday!

Sum of their Stories said...

Oh my goodness, that is adorable. Beautiful embroider and a lovely little poem !

creativejewishmom.com said...

Wonderful as always, and great to reconnect in 2021, hope all is well, and you'll use the lockdown for creative projects! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

Crafty in the Med said...

I held my breath while I was reading the poem. I thought it was going to be a sad ending but it wasn't so that's good as he really is a lovely brave snail :-) keep well Amanda x

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

A wonderful poem for the new year! Lucky little snail :) As always, your poems and handiwork are wonderful and bring a smile each time!

akiko hiramatsu said...

Happy New Year Amalia! His adventure is so exciting and heartwarming:)
I really love his smile and his house with embroidery<3

akiko
www.akikohiramatsu.com

Tiane said...

oh... so cute! So cute! I love this little snail!!
What a scare I got when it dawned! My husband stops the car to cross some animals like turtles, and on walks he always stops to cross small animals like snails, caterpillars, spiders ... I loved this little snail and its small, but long (for him) story. rsrsrsrsrsrs
Happy new year for us and all animals!!!

Tom said...

...I love the snail!

Ygraine said...

Aww, such a cute little snail...and perfect rhyme!! I so enjoyed...and thank you so much for sharing!😊😊

HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎉🍾🎈🎁🎇...stay safe and well!!

Hugs xxx

NCSue said...

So sweet! Thank you for joining us and sharing your snail and poem!
https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/01/classic.html

Diane said...

What an adorable snail Amalia, his face is just so cute. Wonderful poem for the start of the New Year.

Hugs diane

Margie said...

Kicking off the new year with a super cute poem!

Evi Erlinda said...

What a cute and lovely little snail!
I am jealous of you, you can go any where and keep staying at home, because you able to carry your home. You are strong!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

So sweet you snail is!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Pam Richardson said...

Amalia, what a darling snail and poem. I am so glad the snail was safe on the other side~

EricaSta said...

What a wonderful snail, Amalia. Georgous. And of course your lovely poem.
Happy NEW YEAR.

Cheers,Heidrun

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Darling poem Amalia. Thew snail is so cute. Wishing you the very best of 2021. xoxo

Ann said...

Such a sweet little snail! Happy New Year and thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

Pam said...

Very nice....

betty-NZ said...

An adorable little friend and cute poem!!

I'm glad you are a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week! A link back would be great :)

Nancy Chan said...

That was a cute snail. I like the poem. I held my breath until I came to the end of the poem. Glad the snail made it to the other side safely.

Arun Goyal said...

Beautiful post ! You have incredible talent. Thanks for sharing.Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair. Keep on linking.
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Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

I had a good giggle at this - thanks for that start to my day :) I think we all consider just going anywhere as travelling :)

riitta k said...

Such a cute poem & little snail <3

Becki said...

I was a little worried about that little snail, but I was laughing out loud at the end. Very sharp little guy to carry his home with him. I'm sure it makes many decisions easier. :)

Kim said...

Aah, the perils of a snail who has to carry his home everywhere. Love this happy little snail with his embroidered details, and of course, your poem is as always, sublime!

Annie said...

Cute cute cute!