Poetry Weekends @ Handley Regional Library

Poetry weekends title cardA Small Green Riddle

I float without air.
I root without soil.
Eaten by all,
named for one.
The color of grass,
water-carpet,
I grow daughters like ears.
I am no bigger
than a splatter of paint.
Soon, I will take over the pond.

What do you think I am?

Answer is at the bottom of the post.

Book Jacket for: Song of the water boatman : & other pond poems

Song of the water boatman : & other pond poems written by Joyce Sidman ; illustrated by Beckie Prange.– J 811.54 Sid
“From spring’s first thaw to autumn’s chill, the world of the pond is a dramatic place. Though seemingly quiet, ponds are teeming with life and full of surprises. Their denizens—from peepers to painted turtles, duckweed to diving beetles—lead secret and fascinating lives. A unique blend of whimsy, science, poetry, and hand-colored woodcuts, this Caldecott Honor-winning collection invites us to take a closer look at our hidden ponds and wetlands. Here is a celebration of their beauty and their mystery.”

ANSWER: Duckweed

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