Earth's Treasures

 

Countless treasures from many lands

Shall come to rest in childrens’ hands;

 

The scented flower and bumble bee

The busy ant, the leafy tree,

 

The darting fish and dragonfly

Of silver streams that trickle by,

 

The panda and the humming-bird

The silent snake, the galloping herd,

 

The lion, bear and buffalo,

The graceful swan, as white as snow,

 

The elephant and the tiny wren

Dark forest, plain and watery fen.

 

Those that swim and those that creep

In valleys green and oceans deep,

 

Creatures common, creatures rare,

The sparrow and the polar bear,

 

Creatures large and creatures small

Listen to their silent call:

 

“Your world is our world too,

Look after us, we belong to you.”