Minibeast Poems for Children
By Josie Whitehead
Dragonflies and damselflies
Bejewelled with colours bright;
Hovering near an emerald lake;
Glittering in the light.
They’ve wings of iridescent shades
And striking, searching eyes.
Their agile bodies soar and glide
Across clear, azure skies.
Chasing, skimming, flying fast,
Their brilliant colours gleam.
Glistening, glinting in the sun
Over lakes and streams.
They lived their lives upon this earth
Before the dinosaurs.
Since ancient times they’ve hunted food
Around their watery shores.
The dragonflies and damselflies
Will make you stop and stare.
They’re living rainbows in our world -
These artworks of the air.
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