The Little Turtle

By Vachel Lindsay 1879–1931 Vachel Lindsay
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 1879–1931

Subjects Nature, Pets, Relationships, Animals

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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