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In the Water-World


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by Evaleen Stein

Down among the water-weeds,
  Darting through the grass,
Round about the tasseled reeds,
  See the minnows pass!
See the little turtles there,
  Hiding, half asleep,
Tucked in tangled mosses where
  tiny crayfish creep!

Watch the trailing grasses string
  Strands of purple shells
That the lazy ripples ring,
  Sweet as silver bells;
Watch the sunshine sift and drift
  Down the eddy whirls,
Whence the laden whiteweeds lift
  Loads of blossom pearls;

While the limpid shadows slip
  Softly in between,
And the pussy-willows dip
  Lightly in the green
Of the mocking trees that grow
  Down the water-sky,
Flecked with fleecy clouds that blow
  Where the reed-birds fly.

Oh, such marvels manifold
  Fill the summer stream,
Such enticing things untold
  Through the ripples gleam,
If you could a moment turn
  Into what you wish,
Would it not be fun to be
  Yonder little fish?


Try our Turtle or Tortoise 3D Paper Craft to go with this poem