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Vachel Lindsay - The Little Turtle

A Recitation for Martha Wakefield, Three Years Old

There was a little turtle.
He lived in a box.
He swam in a puddle.
He climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
He snapped at a minnow.
And he snapped at me.

He caught the mosquito.
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow.
But he didn't catch me. 

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Poet: Vachel Lindsay
Poem: The Little Turtle

Comment 4 of 4, added on May 20th, 2008 at 9:49 PM.

ah, is this not appropriate! I searched for "mosquito" since I need some repelent and up this came - a song I remember well from my son's kindergarten but had no earthly idea was written by Sara Teasdale's great love, Vachel Lindsay. How fun to find out and to be reminded of it now.

Comment 3 of 4, added on June 6th, 2007 at 2:15 PM.

Me and harold think this poem is the best one we have read in are life's and we printed.

jhonatan AND HAROLD from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on May 14th, 2007 at 5:20 PM.

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!My favorite. :)

Tobi from United States

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