[continuing on in Perek Shira, we hear the snail sing a verse from Psalms (58:9) that talks about how our exile will melt away…]
Because there are many dangers in which a snail could be found
The snail goes about lugging his home around
This gives him a safe place where to hide
Any time he’s threatened, he pops back inside.
As we Jews wander from land to land and through tribulations
We must remember to take our Torah to all our destinations
For like the shell gives the snail a safe place into which to flee
So does the Torah give our nation its security.
As the snail crawls along, he leaves behind traces of slimy goo
That melts and disappears as quickly as a wink or two
As fast as the disappearing goo the snail puts in place
So too will the Jewish exile melt without a trace.
So the snail sings out, it might be tough, but hold on, my dear Jew
For the exodus will come quickly, speedily, any day for you.
and another person’s take on the Shira/song of the snail can be read here: http://www.heliotropehealth.com/blog/2009/05/the-beauty-of-slugs/