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Grasshopper Green
Author Unknown


Grasshopper Green is a comical chap;
     He lives on the best of fare.
Bright little trousers, jacket, and cap,
     These are his summer wear.
Out in the meadow he loves to go,
     Playing away in the sun;
It's hopperty, skipperty, high and low,
     Summer's the time for fun.

Grasshopper Green has a quaint little house;
     It's under the hedge so gay.
Grandmother Spider, as still as a mouse,
     Watches him over the way.
Gladly he's calling the children, I know,
     Out in the beautiful sun;
It's hopperty, skipperty, high and low,
     Summer's the time for fun.

The author of this poem is unknown.

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Can anyone explain the summary of this poem?
Posted 01/19/2019 09:28 AM
My mother used to recite this to me when I was little. She is now 95 but can't remember where she learned it.
Posted 04/18/2016 01:55 AM
I have the same memories as all the others who have commented on this beautiful little poem. Pity about the author being anon. Going to teach my grandchildren
Posted 09/02/2014 08:49 AM
Bryan Hillan: Like Helen Prouting and others on here, I love this little poem. I learnt it when I was around five years old. I am over seventy now and have repeated to my children and grandchildren who can all recite it with a modicum of flair.
Posted 10/04/2013 11:14 AM
From city of Taj agra:
forty years back I learned this poem and recited at my class in English Oral Test,indeed now I have gone to my old memories: Gopal Talwar,Agra, India
Posted 09/24/2013 01:59 PM
Helen Prouting:
I just loved reading this poem to my children. Now I am reading it to my grandchildren!
Posted 12/05/2012 02:41 AM
i was so nostalgic, to read this poem,love grasshopper green,the comical chap.
Posted 10/07/2012 05:25 AM
Wilda Morris:
Brings back wonderful childhood memories.
Posted 07/02/2012 09:12 PM
Larry Schug:
They just don't write 'em like that anymore. The question is why not. This poem points out to me how important it is for childeren and all of us to spend as much time in nature as possible. I'm alsoa fanof the grasshopper's attire.
Posted 07/01/2012 09:13 AM
Donna Pflueger:
Jayne, what a PERFECT poem for the first of July. I love the "...bright little trousers, jacket and cap, these are his summer wear..." This should help all of us "hopperty, skipperty" into the heat of summer! Thanks, Donna
Posted 07/01/2012 09:03 AM

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