Velimir Khlebnikov

(1885 - 1922 / Russia)

Grasshopper - Poem by Velimir Khlebnikov

Wingletting with the golden scrawl
Of its finest sinews,
The grasshopper loaded its trailer-belly
With many coastal herbs and faiths.
"Ping, ping, ping!" tra-lah-ed the zingzinger.
O, swanderful!
O, illuminate!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

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