A glowworm (or glow-worm) is the name for various groups of insect larvae and adult larviform females that glow at night. Some glowworms are in the firefly family.

A Glow-worm - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image


Written by Frank Dempster Sherman.



Recited by Jason Pomerantz.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Monique Palomares for the illustration!

This poem can be found in "The Child's Companion" (1844) with the author given as S.W.P.