Colin Bell’s barefoot snail crushing ended up as a poem.

New publishers on the block, Inspired Words, have taken another of my poems for their poetry anthology Animal Kingdom due for publication, I believe, in October. They had already offered to publish my sad tale of an ancient cat and now they have added my poem about a snail to the collection.

We have a lot of snails here in Lewes in the UK, and this barefoot gardener is now immune from the squeamishness that first accompanied splatting them. Today’s handy gardening  tip: if you are barefoot then the gunge doesn’t mess up your shoes. Anyway this particular snail has been, er, immortalised in my poem Crushed.


  1. OMG! next time put the crushing video 🙂

  2. Sadly there wasn't a film crew around when this happened!

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