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Grasshopper Kings

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Grasshopper Kings

Come sit with me lovey
I’m excited to see
The clouds dancing high
In the deep blue sea

We’ll make dandelion rings
And weave clover blossom
Make  bracelets of violets
Now don’t we look awesome

We’ll take our tea party under the willow
While the branches sway
To the music in our smiles
Our pinkies up in the most genteel style

As the sun beams hotter
We’ll make castles of sand
Where lady bug princesses 
Marry grasshopper kings
But she never stays long enough
To find her a ring

Now let us eat supper
From our petunia plates
Honeysuckle nectar
The fare is first rate

Before we head for home
Let’s stroll past the creek
Create boats from milk pods
Now passengers we seek

Ahhh the princess
Back to us she did fly
And since she’s not scared
We put her inside

She sailed away 
To a distant shore
Where her king waits 
Forevermore


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  1. Date: 5/3/2009 6:21:00 PM
    I like the lighthearted and whimsical feel of this one. Got a chuckle out of the title. Thank you for sharing this poetic story with us and for your kind words on my poem. Blessings to you. Karen

  1. Date: 4/14/2009 7:33:00 PM
    i really love the title thats what drew me in...well crafted and a great story to go with it!...~Luke

  1. Date: 4/11/2009 3:13:00 PM
    What a colorful picture you paint with words,I really enjoyed

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 12:18:00 PM
    Amazing descriptions, you painted a enchanitng fable...Raul

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 2:25:00 PM
    This is so exquisitely simple, simply wonderful! I used to live just across the park from Eugene Field's Library. As a child Fields was my favorite. I never got tired of his poems. Yours remind me of him. I will read this one over and over again. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 11:19:00 AM
    ....of that, which lies deep within "You" I believe~Something very bright and very "Precious" to say the very least!!!:):)~Smile~You know, I would buy this painting~And I would hang it upon my very favorite wall!!!:):)~Again, "An Extremely Beautiful & Excellent Write Laurie!!!":):)~As Always, "My Love & Warmth Unto 'You & Yours,' Always, John!!!:):) On we go....

  1. Date: 4/6/2009 11:12:00 AM
    Smile~"Beautiful!!!":):)~Your creative imagination shines within this completely astonishing and fairytalistic piece of masterful art!!!:):)~It projects this inner beauty about Yourself Laurie Ginn~Which is so wonderful to see and to behold~"This Is A True Classic, Painting of Soft Color Filled Beauty!!!:):)~Again, I am in awe, of how brilliantly "You" shine within this perfectly written and constructed reflection....cont....

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 8:37:00 PM
    Very imagative,imagery,took me to a Fantasy.Well done ,use of words,thoughts to take me to a different place,time.........Jim

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 10:39:00 AM
    I could imagine you reading this to children at bedtime Laurie.... magical

  1. Date: 4/3/2009 7:26:00 AM
    my god this was so well done I close my eyes for two seconds and you plop poems down without me seeing them :) sweet LG sweet

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 1:16:00 PM
    This is so beautiful, I love the imagery and whole story. It's so magical and full of fantasy. Reminds me of being a little kid. This was such a precious write I just love it. Wonderful job this is one of my favorites! Blessings, ~Michaela~

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 10:30:00 AM
    Your magical poem recalls better days in youth when life was filled with lady bugs, grasshoppers and boats made from "milk pods." A joyous read, Laurie!

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 8:22:00 AM
    This made me want to sing it! Puts thoughts in my mind of a magic fairytale, or better yet....a real sunny afternoon walk (like I did yesterday, with grandaughter Claire)...its kind of like the day we spent....were you there...?? Must have been your spirit from Kentucky that we felt...love, love this!!

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 7:41:00 AM
    your imagination has hit wild... you have come up with grasshoppers!! this one is cute... and fun and so like you and me!! haha... i love this writing... perfect for my day... today!! :) take care... ~ Arany

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 7:24:00 AM
    Enchanting and imaginative write. Such vivid imagery. You make it seem so real. Very creative and the rhyme and flow are perfect. Love it, I can't wait to read it to my six year old daughter. She is so into magic, fairytales, and ladybugs. I am sure she will be loving "Grasshopper Kings" as well. Great write. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 6:52:00 AM
    I'd love to be in your mind when you wrote this. Like you visited another world, deeply enchanting and brilliantly magical. Sigh. And how well you captured it for your lucky readers. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 6:37:00 AM
    You have such a gift for writing such descriptive words. They draw the reader right in and make them join in the fun. What an awesome poem! I love it! :) Love ya! Christie

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 5:25:00 AM
    And not a Dixie-Whistler , in sight .... Great imagery , and another unusual and innovative presentation ....

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 4:59:00 AM
    wonderful writing Laurie..enjoyed the read.

  1. Date: 4/2/2009 4:46:00 AM
    oh my goodness! very, very delightful!!!! fun! fun! fun! beautifully writtn, Laurie! Jim

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