How To Mount A Grasshopper Vane
This is no well-protected bug
Berthed snugly in the parlor rug,
Or nestled in some ugly jug;
-He’s braced against the stormwind’s tug.
So drill the shaft in good and proper
Lest your windvane come a cropper.
(Earthquakes have been known to stop
And even drop a copper “hopper.”)
~ John T. Coolidge
The weathervane shown is the famous Grasshopper Weathervane on Faneuil Hall in Boston Massachusetts.