« I had never been so close to grass before.  It towered above me and all around me, each blade tattooed with tiger-skins of sunlight.  It was knife-edge, dark and wicked green, thick as a forest and alive with grasshoppers that chirped and chattered, and leapt through the air like monkies.»    Laurie Lee


thick the grass will grow

wicked green as a forest

where grasshoppers leap

dVerse prompt to change Laurie Lee prose to poetry  #3


4 thoughts on “Grass

  1. thanks for joining with the prompt – was hard to choose from Lee’s prose and so you solved it! This my favourite of the 4 haikus –
    “wicked green as a forest” – great adjective and aptly transposes the small world into the macrocosm of a forest in the leap of a grasshopper!


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