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Minibeast Poems for Children
By Josie Whitehead  

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By Josie Whitehead
Dragonflies and Damselflies

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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