A Book by the Brook – Cricket in the Thicket | Friendly Fairy Tales

A Book by the Brook – Cricket in the Thicket

Brenda Davis Harsham

Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

— William Shakespeare

If you like poetry about creepy-crawlies, then Cricket in the Thicket is for you! I picked it up because you know I love critter poetry, and it didn’t disappoint. Written by Carol Murray and illustrated by the divine Melissa Sweet, it was full of wonderful art not to mention words, like this about dragonflies: “A lovely wisp, awash in blue, with light and lacy wings, a mini-glider….”

How can I resist a poem entitled “Dragons Fly the Sky”? This book refers to dung beetles as sacred and even finds love for cockroaches! The writer is a kindred spirit.

Click here for my Dragonfly Ode.

Notes: This is the first post in new series: a Book by the Brook. I plan to devour books like a ravenous grasshopper and share a few delicious bits with you.

If you like my bug plug, check out Cricket in the Thicket (Christy Ottaviano Books by Henry Holt & Co 2017).

Also, Happy Poetry Friday! Thanks to Jone Rush MacCulloch at Check it Out for hosting.

If you haven’t left a link to a found poem at Poetry Is… A Sunrise there is still time. The events in Florida made me too sad and angry to write a poem in Laura Shovan’s poem a day, but I will be back. After my head stops aching, and my heart is calm again.

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Sheen (A collaboration)

Sheen (A collaboration)
// !ns¡ght

A collaborative work with Pragya.

I am profoundly grateful for her kindness and humbleness for collaborating with me, she is an archetype of positivity she trails behind .

Her ardent readers know her very well for her welcoming and sweet nature she naturally carries. (Just beware of creeps, lol).

Her works stand out for her brilliance, her epic style of thinking and writing foremost her keen interest as a seeker of spectral knowledge makes her what she is know as the

“Pearlpoetess “.

Make sure you visit her sanctum.

Pragya, pearl poetries.

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Sheen

As black as the charcoal,
Tantamount to shimmery calmness,
These when given perchance
Smothered to give the belligerent eminence.

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Our reveries
Burnt down to numb, frowned ashes.
Contemplated musings
Rise up as rusted-red, glittery yellow flames.

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This black beauty
Espoused many dignitaries.
Ardent zeal for the fuel
Caused ordeal of disharmony.

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We burn
Underneath the canopy of worldly
Conventions, lacklustre rejections.

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The nature cries at their,
Shambling incense,
Burning their morals and conscience
Their lustre succumbing to ashes.

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Brittle scowls, porous screams go unheard
Until hollow darkness swallows
our dead wishes’ remains.
Until our souls turn to cold, dark charcoal.

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The odyssey of life,
We ace the superficiality
But lies in the heart of charcoal .
The priceless, that was,
moulding and transforming
Throughout these ages.

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Now we shimmer,
Sublime, crystal dead souls with no hues.
Voiceless voids in grief-stricken bodies

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Underneath the canopy of worldly
Conventions, glamorous exceptions .
Choked, tangled perceptions
Enclosed in scarlet, black just coffins
Marked by desires, lust and greed.
We shimmer,
In the name of diamonds.

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The diamond from the
Amorphous carbon,
Voicing the enigmatic tale,
Pellucid human being,
behind the glitzy wall
Pervicacious, furiously
tasting this insatiate greed.

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Among these, it wasn’t the carbon
But equivocally, human bleed.

©Pearlpoetries and !ns¡ght

By Pragya and Aquib.

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