Poetry Friday: Snail by John Drinkwater

The Tree That Time Built: A Celebration of Nature, Science, and Imagination

This week we memorized the following poem from The Tree that Time Built: A Celebration of nature, science, and imagination.

Snail by John Drinkwater

Snail upon the wall,
Have you got at all
Anything to tell
About your shell?

Only this, my child--
When the wind is wild,
Or when the sun is hot,
It's all I've got.

Cute, huh? The Tree that Time Built reminds us that the earth is a wondrous place that needs to be taken care of. It is filled with poems, both classic and new, that inspire a love of nature. The book comes with a CD so you can listen to some of the poets perform their works. The CD also gives some background info to the poems and the science behind them.

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