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.