I tried to get a photo of the baby box turtle I uncovered this past weekend, but it re-hid itself before I could get my camera! This is what it looked like, though. So cute!
Mistaken for a stone at first
Tiny turtle begins to crawl
In one direction, then reversed
In piles of dead leaves, he’s submersed
submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, I Say Roundel, You Say Rondelet
Is this a per, the one you have I mean, or do they occur in the wild where you live?
pet... so sorry. I do check, but never enough.
Whimsical and fun, this is.
The journey these little guys make. My daughter saw one in the road months past and we stopped all traffic and she carefully picked it up to transport it to the side ... and it was a baseball glove. ha ha. (but we have saved numerous others ... the other day a small snapping turtle!
Your refrain is perfectly pefect for this especilly the last one!!
They can move pretty quick when they want to. I love our turtles, always so entertaining
What a little gem of a poem. This one makes me smile.
This is sweet! Folks of all ages can appreciate it ...
oh, love this one!! just love.
last year we found the teensiest baby snapping turtle on the bike path! he was *so* small that i was able to just pick him up to carry him to safer environs. but, it was cute and funny to watch him (and show my kids) being seriously fierce with outrage about the indignity of being lifted up by a dreaded human! cool lesson, too, in how to tell a snapper from a box turtle, and what to do with snappers, i.e. DON'T pick em up! hah.
The form so perfectly suits your subject!
Such a cute poem for such a cute critter. I haven't seen a turtle in the wild for many, many years. I would love to see one again.
Thanks for this reminder of life, and spring, when many hearts are heavy.
The one I found is wild. Box turtles are endangered but still around here in Southern MD. People try to keep them as pets and they usually die : (
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