The Grasshopper Mouse

Greetings, intrepid poets! De Jackson here, aka WhimsyGizmo. It’s Quadrille Monday (my favorite!), when we write a poem of exactly 44 words, including a provided word.

Today, I want us to DREAM together:

Though dreadful beasts
may rage and maul,
Just pray that you
don’t fall afoul,
Of this hungry fiend,
She could be your end

She howls at the moon,
A frightful sight
Haunts their dreams
In dead of night
Don’t dare arouse
The Grasshopper Mouse

48 thoughts on “The Grasshopper Mouse

  1. kim881 says:

    I thought the poem poem creepy and that it was kind of tongue in cheek – the still of the mouse is quite cute. Then I watched the clip and the mouse is creepier than the poem! I didn’t like the way it was chomping on the spider – I felt sorry for the spider!

  2. hypercryptical says:

    Never heard of this little critter before – he seems to be the lion of the mouse-world Love your creepy words.
    Anna :o].

  3. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Rodents, spiders & snakes–all frighten the crap out of me; but this poem is all aces–levity & truth, backed up in NG video; kudos, pard.

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