An Explorer


An explorer lives in my garden.
She bravely voyages into the unknown,
discovering new territories
and charting unfamiliar terrains.
Until she gets scared
then she hides in her shell.



32 thoughts on “An Explorer

  1. I like tortoises and turtles we gat lots of animals from the bush come exploring at our house a couple of weeks ago we had an echidna come visit

  2. I really like how you didn’t mention what the creature was in the poem but I’m guessing it was a turtle that you were talking about. You also used your imagination to turn the garden into an unknown territory. Most people I meet don’t have ant imagination. What I also like about it is the words that you used, like “territory” and “voyages” and “terrain”. Do you have a pet tortoise or turtle? I would like one but I still don’t have one yet.What inspired you to write this poem anyway?


    • Hi Thisail,

      I have four pet turtles. I’m glad you like the words I used when describing one of them (Emily). I thought a lot about choosing more interesting words.


  3. Truly I thought you are taking about snails……but when you say when she get scared hidden in a shell I realize its a about tortoise. Your words and picture made in my mind motivate me to read and find it out. Such a lovely poem. Soo much happ.

  4. Hi Kristin
    I love this poem at first I thought you were writing about a snail.
    I didn’t realise it was a turtle until I seen the picture
    this is one of my favourite poems
    From Kiara

    • Hi Methuli,

      You’re right. It is a turtle! That one is my pet turtle, Emily. She eats the turtle food I buy from the pet shop. It has meat, fish and vegetables in it.


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