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a katydid / in the scarecrow's gut / singing - Haiku by Kobayashi Issa

a katydid

in the scarecrow’s gut


- Haiku by Kobayashi Issa (tr. David G. Lanoue), haiku-comic by Old Pond Comics


Chomper the Grasshopper

It’s that time of year – the time of year where a tinge of fear comes over me as I wonder if the Lord is unleashing the 8th plague on my small city again. 518 more words


Insect Inquiry

Insanity gripped my soul, as I ventured outdoors into the wicked Texas humidity. I know better than to transverse my air conditioned portal, much past 8:00 A.M.  339 more words


An Albanian Orthopteran

When deciding on possible holiday destinations, the Mediterranean offers a plethora of options: whether one prefers to relax on a beach, eat delicious food, soak up some culture or engage in some more adventurous activity, holidaymakers are spoilt for choice. 349 more words


Critter haiku and quick sketch

linger katydid
a bit longer while my eye
moves along your gone

© Michelle Kogan

Michelle Kogan

This summer night feels more like autumn

The fireflies are dark. Katydids are quiet.

In the orchard, fruit fall startles deer.

Wind chimes sound oddly dull single notes.

Window cricket singing a death song too early. 10 more words



Church bells on this late July afternoon

when I stop the lawn mower engine.

The grass is August-dry, yellow-green and bored

with growing, and the katydids stop singing. 8 more words