The Microbe

I’ve got this small book about viruses for Christmas from a friend and it starts with a this very nice poem. The last two lines are spot on!!!

The Microbe

The Microbe is so very small

You cannot make him out at all,

But many sanguine people hope

To see him through a microscope.

His jointed tongue that lies beneath

A hundred curious rows of teeth;

His seven tufted tails with lots

Of lovely pink and purple spots,

On each of which a pattern stands,

Composed of forty separate bands;

His eyebrows of a tender green;

All these have never yet been seen-

But Scientists, who ought to know,

Assure us that they must be so….

Oh! let us never, never doubt

What nobody is sure about!

By Hilaire Belloc

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