Creative Prompt #162: Grass

The grass is always greener

Buffalo grass

Lawn

Mrs. Grass Hearty Soup Mix

grass seed

Grass-fed beef

Bermuda grass

Blue grass state

Grass by Carl Sandburg

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work–
I am the grass; I cover all.And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and the passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?
Where are we now?I am the grass.
Let me work.

sod

blade of grass

“Grass” is the first single from Animal Collective’s 2005 album, Feels

Grass Lake, Michigan

Definition: Grasses, or more technically graminoids, are monocotyledonous, usually herbaceous plants with narrow leaves growing from the base. They include the “true grasses”, of the Poaceae (or Gramineae) family, as well as the sedges (Cyperaceae) and the rushes (Juncaceae). The true grasses include cereals, bamboo and the grasses of lawns (turf) and grassland. Sedges include many wild marsh and grassland plants, and some cultivated ones such as water chestnut (Eleocharis dulcis) and papyrus sedge (Cyperus papyrus). Uses for graminoids include food (as grain, sprouted grain, shoots or rhizomes), drink (beer, whisky, vodka), pasture for livestock, thatch, paper, fuel, clothing, insulation, construction, sports turf, basket weaving and many others.

grass tennis court

Splendor in the Grass is a 1961 romantic drama film that tells a story of sexual
repression, love, heartbreak, and manic-depression.

The grass snake (Natrix natrix), sometimes called the ringed snake or water
snake, is a European nonvenomous snake.

 

grassroots movement

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–
1892).

Grass Valley, California

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A narrow fellow in the grass (1096)

By Emily Dickinson

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,
But 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.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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