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Greystoke Primary School

Icold Road Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0TP


Friday 13th March 2015

Invertebrate Poem

I can glimpse the glitter of the hard exoskeleton.

Won't let it go now!

I have an idea.

Hauled out,

Tipped in a container-plastic prison,

I'm watching it flap; its mouthing bottom jaw

The eyes that stare defiantly back,

A sizeable mayfly nymph,

As big as a word.


Luke Robinson


I observe it, a miniscule innocent invertebrate,

Wriggling cheekily in the foamy substance,

Hauled up carefully in its netted cage.

Sitting, waiting, patient- destiny.

One hundred and eighty degree turn-gone!

Wait for it.

Watching eagerly-my reflection and me.

Next a ripple, a gentle swim

Holds the weight of my thought

In the progress of a perplexed, harmless mini-beast.

Grasping the magnifying cup,

I delve in for a closer look.

I can glimpse three tails,

Two wings

Six legs.

Pulled out and tipped in a cup,

I'm watching it giggle as its centre of attention

That beady eye that gazes awkwardly back,

A minute insect-

As small as a word. See!


Isabelle and Sian