Renhai Reflections 120: Be My Guest

Be My Guest

A Renhai by Zhanna P. Rader (zh.r) & Vaughn Seward (vs)

Through the garden,
he walks ever so slowly —
the size of a fist. /zh.r

The sound of crunch-crunching: /zh.r
a snail in the toothless mouth. /vs

A butterfly lands
on the black-and-orange back -
half-dome house. /vs

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[This is about turtle experiences and was written for young readers.]


Devika said...

Interesting images, Zhanna and Masago :)

John McDonald said...


get zapped said...

I love my time in the garden. so much to see, hear and smell - oh and taste too :)

RBroeker said...

Good point of view - just a few centimetres above the ground. Good one. I should hove a look there more often.

Best wishes

Kristin Riggs said...

Very cool. I teach a poetry unit to my sixth graders and they would really like this. :)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...


Pamela said...

great pictures -- I felt like I'd seen the turtle, too!

jem said...

Nice one. These younger readers ones offer so much to us older readers too. It's good to get closer to the subject, see it with a greater innocence.

I have 2 pet tortoises, and always smile when a tortoise-shell butterfly looks likely to land on one of their shells!