David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Insects Of The World - Poem by David Harris

Under your feet they scurry
Nine hundred thousand or more
With head, thorax and abdomen
And legs of six or more
Some furry, some of hard shell
Some looking like demons from hell
Some innocent of their structure
Others deadly and beware
Four hundred million years of life on this land
Long before the thoughts of man
They crawl and they fly
Some are small and some are sly
Some have names exotic and beautiful
Silverfish, Walking stick and Humpbacked bristletail
Some from cocoons unfold
Beautiful, colourful, strange and enchanting
These are insects of the world

26 June 1978


Comments about Insects Of The World by David Harris

  • (5/2/2007 8:37:00 PM)

    Hmmmm....A strange topic for a poem from a great novelist. Very well, indeed! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/9/2007 3:23:00 PM)

    An educational and interesting poem David, Thankyou for shaing it
    Love duncan X
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  • (3/30/2007 5:19:00 AM)

    My favourites David are butterflies and ladybirds. So colourful and innocent. You paint a great picture here. Love it. (Report)Reply

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  • Melvina Germain (3/24/2007 5:27:00 AM)

    It takes a special person to think of the tiny critters of this earth be it insects. You are absolutely right David some are beautiful and enchanting, the butterfly for example, beautiful in flight, very pretty with the radiant colours, a rather enchanting way they come into this world. Every one and every life creation is here for a reason, even insects. Thankyou for this marvelous poem David, I love it and of course a big (10) from me also.---Melvina--- (Report)Reply

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  • (2/27/2007 5:10:00 PM)

    Enchanting insects i don`t think so... Great write David...10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 6, 2011


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