Today’s poem comes from Leslie Bulion‘s clever collection, At the Sea Floor Cafe: Odd Ocean Critter Poems?(Peachtree, 2011). The humor and wordplay in the terrific little book will really draw readers in, and prose notes make it an excellent science text, as well. For instance, the note that goes with this poem explains that an ROV is a remotely operated vehicle, and it tells why that’s a useful exploration tool.
Hooray for the Sea and the ROV
The wide ocean swells across most of our planet.
Our Earth’s filled with life; the sea’s where we began it.
To explore the seas’ wonders we’ve learned to be clever–
Let’s be extra smart and protect them forever.
–Leslie Bulion, all rights reserved
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