Friday, April 12, 2013

Bees are a Few of My Favorite Things

Beekeeping is not my only interest. In fact, it's very recent compared to my interest in children's books and writing. This week I'm combining them!

This week I wrote a poem in response to another poet's work. You can read about it at my other blog, www.KeriRecommends.com. 

Or, you can read the poem, below.

Bees are a Few of My Favorite Things
by Keri Collins Lewis

Worker bees flying so busy and buzzy
Covered with tiny hairs --  bristly and fuzzy
High speeding fliers with transparent wings,
Bees are a few of my favorite things.

Workers bring pollen in pink, gold and yellow
Drones mooching free food, they’re stingless and mellow
Tending our hives without one single sting!
Bees are a few of my favorite things

When a mouse nests,
When we find pests,
Queenless bees are sad,
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

Hearing a queen pipe her song to her sisters
Dreaming of bee veils outfitted with misters
Working outside while the mockingbirds sing,
Bees are a few of my favorite things

Perfectly capped frames of golden sweet honey
Vendors at meetings who take all our money
Wildflowers dancing on Bee Hill each spring
These are a few of my favorite things

When a hive dies
When my spouse sighs
When bees sting like mad,
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad!



Photo by Robert Lewis, taken at our raised beds when the broccoli bloomed. Check out the pollen that bee has packed onto her legs!!

2 comments:

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    See you Upstairs...
    I won't be joining'm in da nasty Abyss
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    -YOUTHwitheTRUTH
    -------------------------------
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    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL

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  2. Need some new fangled thots, ideers, names? "Step right up, laddy!!" cries the carnival barker: if I'm a sower, we plant the Seed; if I'm an artist, we write the Word:

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET any moe curly, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs when my beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girl passed-away at 17.

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3

    Here's what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go git'm, girl. You're incredible.
    See you Upstairs...
    I won't be joining'm in da nasty Abyss
    eklektikmantra.blogspot.com

    -YOUTHwitheTRUTH
    -------------------------------
    PS While nobody is as brilliant as Dean Koontz, the absolute one thang nobody else possesses is YOU. So if ya need names, too, I gotta lotta cool ones. Lemme gonna gitcha started:

    Oak Woods, Athena Noble, Autumn Rose, Faith Bishop, Dolly Martin, Willow Rhodes, Cocoa Major, China Stone, Bullwark Burnhart, Magnus Wilde, Kardiak Arrest, Will Wright, Goldy Silvers, Sophie Sharp, Gloria Hood, Violet Snow, Lizzy Roach, BoxxaRoxx, Aunty Dotey, Romero Stark ...

    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL

    ReplyDelete