Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Cricket - Nature's violinist

Dr Abe V Rotor 
                                                  Field cricket (Acheta bimaculata) fiddling

Aesop called you like your kin, the grasshopper, sluggard,
     for heeding not your want for the rainy day;
In summer you fiddle all day and the whole night through,
     lilting the spirits of those at work or play.

I say, what could earn best their place and their existence,
     but to unburden the load of the world;
etching a living, each thought nothing else but living,
     than sweet violin and a little kind word? ~ 

Author plays the violin before an aquarium of Oscar fish.  At home, QC Do fish understand human music?

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