Earthworms Pantoum Poetry

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Earthworms Pantoum Poetry

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I see earthworms every day, and I haven’t thought much about them.

Then one day I heard something on the radio that made me decide I would like to know more about them, I will share some of what I learned by writing a Pantoum Poem about earthworms.

Earthworms Pantoum Poetry

Earthworms are commonly found living in soil, feeding on live and dead organic matter.
An earthworm’s digestive system runs through the length of its body.
Circumferential and longitudinal muscles on the periphery of each segment enable the worm to move.
Each individual earthworm carries both male and female sex organs.

An earthworm’s digestive system runs through the length of its body.
They are less abundant in disturbed environments also typically active only if water is present
Each individual earthworm carries both male and female sex organs.
From front to back, the basic shape of the earthworm is a cylindrical tube

They are less abundant in disturbed environments also typically active only if water is present
Grooves called “furrows” are generally externally visible on the body marking the segments
From front to back, the basic shape of the earthworm is a cylindrical tube<
Dorsal pores and nephridiopore’s exude a fluid that moistens and protects the worm’s surface, allowing it to breathe.

Grooves called “furrows” are generally externally visible on the body marking the segments
Except for the mouth and anal segments, each segment carries bristle-like hairs called lateral
Dorsal pores and nephridiopore’s exude a fluid that moistens and protects the worm’s surface, allowing it to breathe.
Special ventral setae are used to anchor mating earthworms by their penetration into the bodies of their mates.

Except for the mouth and anal segments, each segment carries bristle-like hairs called lateral fleshy lobe called the prostomium, which seals the entrance when the worm is at rest.
Special ventral setae are used to anchor mating earthworms by their penetration into the bodies of their mates.
Earthworms do not have eyes, however, they do have specialized photosensitive cells called “light cells of Hess”.

Fleshy lobe called the prostomium, which seals the entrance when the worm is at rest.
Circumferential and longitudinal muscles on the periphery of each segment enable the worm to move.<
Earthworms do not have eyes, however, they do have specialized photosensitive cells called “light cells of Hess”.
Earthworms are commonly found living in soil, feeding on live and dead organic matter.

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More interesting facts.

Mating occurs on the surface, most often at night.

Earthworms have the ability to regenerate lost segments, but this ability varies between species and depends on the extent of the damage. – Interesting, I always wonder what happen to the worm when I accidentally cut them with the spade in the garden, hope I didn’t damage them too much.

Some species of earthworm can even use the prehensile prostomium to grab and drag items such as grasses and leaves into their burrow.

There is a total of around 7,000 species, only about 150 species are widely distributed around the world.

The earthworm not only creates passages for air and water to traverse the soil but also modifies the vital organic component that makes a soil healthy.

Nitrogenous fertilizers tend to create acidic conditions, which are fatal to the worms.

All this information is available here.

How to Write a Pantoum Poem.

http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

5 thoughts on “Earthworms Pantoum Poetry

  1. Smiles!. Thanks for the comment, made my day, yes some humans like worms but most don’t like the feel of a worm on their skin, but the world couldn’t do without them.
    Have a nice weekend.

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