A narrow fellow in the grass
You may have met him,--did you not,
His notice sudden is.
The grass divides as with a comb,
A spotted shaft is seen;
And then it closes at your feet
And opens further on.
He likes a boggy acre,
A floor too cool for corn.
Yet when a child, and barefoot,
I more than once, at morn,
Have passed, I thought, a whip-lash
Unbraiding in the sun,--
When, stooping to secure it,
It wrinkled, and was gone.
Several of nature's people
I know, and they know me;
I feel for them a transport
But never met this fellow,
Attended or alone,
Without a tighter breathing,
And zero at the bone.
This is often one of the first Dickinson poems introduced to children, and of course, it is memorable.
Its actually ridiculous
some reptile left for us to guess.....nature is bountiful....lots to admire..great write- 10
What is meant by the "narrow fellow"?
.....an exemplary write, beautifully penned ★
nature is always beautiful.
You may have met him, -did you not, and A floor too cool for corn. are fantastic lines.