Splash into Poetry Wednesday

National Poetry Month may have ended yesterday, but we don't have to. Enjoy this lovely tidbit as part of your weekly poetry treat.

Turtle Says

On land
I'm a mud soldier
in a homemade helmet,
slowpoking my way along.
I'm told
I creep
like a sleepwlker,
and it's true.
               No matter.
In water,
on the other hand,
I'm a star,
a swooper, a glider,
a leaper, a flyer,
a ballet dancer
in my green tutu.
That's true, too.

Enjoy other poems by Constance Levy from her delightful book, Splash! Poems of Our Watery World (with illustrations by David Soman).