Saturday, January 31, 2009

Grasshopper#02 - Pegged Legs



#02 - Pegged Legs

in olden days
men with pegged legs always
had a tale to tell
--gillena cox 2009

...Then the goddess wept sorrowfully. "The king of the gods gave me what I asked for," she wailed, "and I begged that you should be immortal. I did not remember to ask that you should be always young."
Every day Tithonus grew older and smaller. "I am no longer happy in your father's home," he said, "with your brothers who are as beautiful and as strong as I was when I first saw you. Let me go back to my own country. Let me be a bird or an insect and live in the fields where we first roamed together. Let me go, dearest goddess."
"You shall do as you will," replied Aurora sadly. "You shall be a grasshopper, and whenever I hear the grasshopper's clear, merry song, I shall remember the happy days when we were together."


Story Excerpt from 'THE STORY OF THE FIRST GRASSHOPPER' at http://www.sacred-texts.com/etc/bnm/bnm25.htm

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