Friday, September 23, 2022

Picasso grasshopper poem

 Hello and Happy Poetry Friday! Be sure to visit Rose at Imagine the Possibilities for Roundup.

I'm on the road today, heading home from my mom's. She's about halfway through her radiation treatments, and we are in the process of getting her moved closer to us. It's a big undertaking!

I'm also in the process of querying agents for a big sweeping novel for adults. (My agent doesn't represent adult projects.) It's not my favorite way to spend my time, I'll tell you that! But I love this book SO MUCH. And this is just part of the journey, right?

For this week's ArtSpeak: Animals project, I am still really enjoying this Picasso mini-series! (This is #8.) I'm just going to keep going until I get tired of it, or until I run out of Picasso's animal drawings—whichever comes first. Thank you so much for reading!

Little grasshopper

springs from stalk to stalk—playing

hide and seek with sun

-Irene Latham


  1. Pure delight!! Such a cute mini series. :) Good luck with your agent hunting!

  2. You are entertaining me with a Picasso I never knew of, Irene. I was weeding the other day & a grasshopper came by, yes as you wrote, "spring [ing] from stalk to stalk". They fly pretty far! Best wishes for your new agent search!

  3. I love these little Picasso poems. Thinking of you as you help your mom! Also, so excited that you have an adult novel ready to send out to agents!

  4. I'm so GLAD you aren't tired of the little Picasso animal paintings. I'm enjoying every single one. I'm going to share this one with students. They will love it!

  5. It's time for another delightful Picasso sketch poem and tea! This one is absolutely delightful and so clever, Irene. Blessings to your mom and your family and good luck finding a new agent for your adult project.

  6. Best of luck in all your endavors, Irene! I love your Picasso series - so imaginative.

  7. Such a humble little grasshopper, too. Keep going, Irene (for mom and for Picasso).

  8. I look at the line drawing and I see the grasshopper but I also see the word "oval". I wonder if that says something about my brain and, if so, what? Good luck with querying. Any agent would be a fool to pass on you and your work. :)

  9. I don't like grasshoppers, so thank you for making me see them differently. Best of luck with your agent hunt!


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