Saturday, 24 February 2018

The Silly Grasshopper poem

The Silly Grasshopper

This is a poem which was recently recited at Bon McArthur's funeral by his granddaughter, Sarah.
This was a poem taught to the three McArthur children Monica, Joan and Bon by their mother, Beatrice (Birdie) and it has been passed down through the generations.

The poem is actually known as The Conceited Grasshopper and it has been found in newspapers in Australia, NZ and America from early 1881.

We presume that Birdie was taught the poem by her parents as a child back home in Somerset but we can't be certain.

1 comment:

  1. My mother often quoted this poem to us children. Interestingly, her mother's name was also Birtie. She grew up in the Indian territory of Oklahoma.