A few more words on slugs…

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Photo: BinaryApe

I meant to include this earlier in the week but it slipped my mind, so here today, is probably the funniest poem you’ll read all week – Slug by Matt Harvey (in his collection Where Earwigs Dare).


low-born land mollusc
high-impact intruder
free-loader, sprout-spoiler
meandering marauder
of my broad-beans’ border
you’ve a one-track mind
in a one-track body

Do click here to read the rest on Matt Harvey’s Facebook page, it really is worth it!

Thanks to my Dad and fellow slug dispatcher for bringing this super poem into my life 🙂

5 Responses

  1. Isn’t it, Kate?!

  2. That is hilarious! My daughter loved it too!

    And here’s the rest of the story Zoe -http://choxbox2.blogspot.com/2011/02/mission-accomplished.html
    Had much fun doing it and discovered many books I was not aware of 🙂

  3. Thanks Choxbox. “5 Woman Days” – I liked that!

  4. This puts me in mind of a favourite bit of Milligan. Not sluggy, but it’s in much the same gardeny-creatures vein:

    Today I saw a little worm
    Wriggling on his belly.
    Perhaps he’d like to come inside
    And see what’s on the telly.

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