Grasshopper and the Bird

(permission obtained)

(permission obtained)

From blade to blade he flits and flutters

Enemy to soon discover

Feast upon this living morsel

With speed and grace he jumps and hops

Not daring once to stop and

Eye the eyes perched motionless

That stare and wait for legs and wings

To move in daring swings

Tempting feathered foe to battle

No scuff or fight expected

She stoops and swoops

Empty beaked, returns to her coop

While he hops away

Only to be spotted by another


About S.K. Nicholls

is a steel magnolia from GA who currently resides with her rocket scientist husband in Central Florida. Even though she had a reputation as the class clown in grade school, she managed to successfully achieve a career in nursing that spanned thirty-five years. Putting down the stethoscope and picking up the pen, she started writing compelling, thought-provoking historic novels and riveting contemporary crime romps, telling it like it was and telling it like it is. Orphaned from her mother at an early age, she survived foster care, and in her youth resided in an orphanage in the North GA Mountains, the Ethel Harpst Home. Four adults call her mom and four little people call her grandmother. She enjoys reading, comedy shows, salt-water fishing, boating, and brewing Kombucha. Her family owns and operates one of the oldest and largest nudist resorts in the nation located in Florida, Cypress Cove.

16 comments on “Grasshopper and the Bird

  1. […] Grasshopper and the Bird (neverendingstorydepository.wordpress.com) […]

  2. Fabulous linguistics in this, loved it 🙂

  3. Lovely. The ways of the food chain. The picture is amazing!

    • I thought so too. I got special permission for use of that photo because I fell in love with it the second I saw it. It was so perfect for the poem. He is a fantastic wildlife photographer. I should have put a link to his photos on Flickr. That is where you can find him, but I don’t know his own site, or if he has one.

  4. This is wonderful!

  5. Reblogged this on mybrandofgenius and commented:

    A little poem that I did not want to misplace.

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