a grasshopper sings camouflaged in sun-dried grass sudden leap of faith Kim M. Russell, 7th October 2019 My response to Carpe Diem #1759 Grasshopper Today’s small creature in the celebratory prompt is the grasshopper. An example haiku inspired by the grasshopper is by Issa: giddy grasshopper take care…do not leap and crush these pearls of […]

Song of the Grasshopper

grasshopper in cropped copper fields calls to clouds sings to storms above whispered promises wind in the stubble   © Kim M. Russell, 2016 My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond: Twelfth Song – August 27, 2016. Welcome back to Paloma, who has given us a Navajo ceremonial chant and song lyrics by Rich Mullins […]

Echoes of Aesop’s fables for a September Saturday

Grasshoppers Sitting by the side of the road On the edge of town At the end of summer In the harvest dust Catching gilded grasshoppers Giggling at nature’s whimsies Until our bodies ached Repulsed by button black eyes Rustling paperiness As they flexed and contracted Built up power Triggered Into a leap Of brilliant wing […]