Yen Cress

Rookie (3/9/43 / San Francisco, California)

Brief Encounter - Poem by Yen Cress

'What is that? ' the children cried.
'It has no feet, no eyes, no ears! '
'A snail, ' I told the little dears.
'And see? Its body disappears!
It pulls into its shell to hide.'

The children watched the snail come out
And slowly start to crawl away.
'Oh! See him go! ' I heard them say.
'Perhaps he doesn't want to play.'
I said, 'You're right, without a doubt.'

The snail amused each little friend
By gliding up from leaf to rose
And eating every bit he chose
Until our day came to a close-
But each child's learning had no end.


Comments about Brief Encounter by Yen Cress

  • (10/24/2007 4:54:00 AM)

    I agree, its wonderful poem for children. Thanks, top marks. (Report)Reply

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  • Ann Beard (10/24/2007 2:14:00 AM)

    I love the flow of your poem and will read it to my grandchildren. Thank you (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 19, 2011


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