John Clare

(13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864 / Northamptonshire / England)

Grasshoppers - Poem by John Clare

Grasshoppers go in many a thumming spring
And now to stalks of tasseled sow-grass cling,
That shakes and swees awhile, but still keeps straight;
While arching oxeye doubles with his weight.
Next on the cat-tail-grass with farther bound
He springs, that bends until they touch the ground.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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