Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Cricket - Nature's violinist

Dr Abe V Rotor
Field cricket (Acheta bimaculata) 

Aesop called you - like your grasshopper kin - sluggard,
      for heeding not your want for the rainy day;
in summer you fiddle all day and whole night through,
      lifting the spirits of those at work or play.

I say, what could best earn your place and your existence,
      but to unburden the load of the world,
etching a living, each thought nothing else but living,
      than sweet violin and some kind word? ~

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