You can’t measure a tide pool
with a slide rule –
you’d be a fool to try:
And that is why
I now leave my slide rule at home.
Tide pools are often very well hidden…
by the tide being in;
but, raise a shout
when the tide flows out!
Then, is the time
when observational glances can be used,
although, chances are, that the variety of things,
in a tide pool, will leave you a little confused
(as it does me);
but just see what you can see,
and perhaps draw things down in a sketch book,
or just keep looking
and be amazed by the inhabitants
of the ‘not so’ deep.