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Eli in Upper IV wrote a beautiful poem about a dragonfly, inspired by Ted Hughes’ ‘To Paint A Waterlily’ which was studied as part of that year group’s poetry unit.  

A Saint, A Dragonfly

A cluster of children, their stubby chubby fingers pointing, 
Pointing and whispering, a feverish murmur,

Resting so silently on a blade of green,
This ethereal thing,
Tiny phantom silver capillaries forming its wings,

Two glistening globes, beady spheres,
The all-seeing eye.

It has arisen from the dead,
That glinting metropolis of towering cadmium green,
It has risen, a saint, a dragonfly.

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