one budding diminutive why staring at the sky in that beautiful youthful wonderment of innocence beyond piggish power and far from cultivated fear so beyond the grip of authority beyond stuffy temples and stale priests and gurus beyond tests and drunken parties
sweet sky staring further than thought’s weary boredom and so far away from cold shoulds and musts
alive whole and unprogrammed
also looking down of course at tiny grasshoppers and katydids
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I’ve often wondered where the name Katydid came from and who first came up with it.
A lot of us know who first came up with it. Katy did.
I suppose it was obvious if I had thought about it.
Lovely poem and close up 🙂
Thank you, Scifi! 🙂 Late in the season stuff for sure; it’s getting cold here fast.
I can believe that – just as it is hotting up here! 😀
I liked the alliteration in the “sweet sky staring” line. Nice shot of the brilliant green katydid!
Thank you, Siobhan. 🙂 More than the alliteration, there is the implication or suggestion that the observer and the observed are not (psychologically) two separate things. 🙂
Sometimes Katy did, and sometimes Katy didn’t ~ This Katy isn’t telling!
Oh my! Then i’ll keep quiet about it too! 🙂
Nice shot, Tom! That katydid looks almost translucent. Great words, too.
Thanks, Manfromathousandlakes! 🙂 Some Katies can give you great photographic images. 🙂
Like the poem, especially “unprogramed” and the katydid.
Thank you, Jane. 🙂 I wish a lot more of us were not so heavily programmed.
I’ve never seen a Katydid until your post Tom – you’ve got this Katydid so up close it looks translucent or shiny like plastic. How amazing is that to see its body and eyes.