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Jaws, palps, compound eyes,

Pair of jumping jointed legs

Spiracles to breathe.

 

http://media-files.gather.com/images/d644/d254/d747/d224/d96/f3/full.jpg

 

Wings of burnt amber

Two olfactory Business Electricity Comparison sensors

Grasshopper revealed.

 



After visiting the Pompeii Exhibit at the Boston Science Museum, Mag and I spent some time in the various Exhibit Halls.  In the Model Exhibit, we found this giant grasshopper.  I liked how they peeled away the exoskeleton so one could see the complex inner mechanics of this insect.

Following is a poem about a grasshopper written by e.e. cummings.

"r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r"

                            r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r

                      who

  a)s w(e loo)k

  upnowgath

                  PPEGORHRASS

                                        eringint(o-

  aThe):l

             eA

                 !p:

SÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â a

                          (r

  rIvInG                         .gRrEaPsPhOs)

                                                         to

  rea(be)rran(com)gi(e)ngly

  ,grasshopper;

 

If you are at all like me, reading this the first time, you probably are wondering "Is this really a poem?"  It appears to be nothing more then a jumble of letters and punctuation.  I really didn't have a clue how to dissect this piece and so I turned to google and found this site.  After reading several analysis, understanding came.

 



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