A Narrow Fellow in the Grass | Poem

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A narrow Fellow in the grass
Occasionally rides—
You may have met Him—did you not?
His notice sudden is—


The Grass divides as with a Comb—
A spotted shaft is seen—
And then it closes at your feet
And opens further on—


He likes a Boggy Acre
A Floor too cool for Corn&mdasho;
Yet when a Boy, and Barefoot—
I more than once at Noon


Have passed, I thought, a Whip lash
Unbraiding in the Sun
When stooping to secure it
It wrinkled, and was gone—


Several of Nature's People
I know, and they know me—
I feel for them a transport
Of cordiality—


But never met this Fellow
Attended, or alone
Without a tighter breathing
And Zero at the Bone—


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