“How Doth the Little Busy Bee…”

Yesterday, at the d’Verse Poets Pub,  Kim set us to writing haibun about insects. Bees came to mind immediately…

Bees and honeycombs. Watercolor hand drawing illustration Stock Illustration - 107311180Bees are never far from my thoughts and my interior prayer wheel stays in constant motion petitioning for their well-being.  This is hardly selfless on my part.  Though our existence is  intimately tied to every other creature’s, the line is more direct with bees.  If they go, we go.  Simple and scary.  I’m reminded of the bush overhanging the garden step in one of my childhood homes.  Its flowering mass held hundreds of buzzing bees.  Walking by them each day was both exhilarating and terrifying. Nowadays, I never encounter flowerbeds or bushes chock full of bees.  Every day their numbers dwindle…

fermenting windfalls

summon busy bees to pause

sip and celebrate

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3 Responses to “How Doth the Little Busy Bee…”

  1. I truly fear the disappearance of bees.

  2. Rob Kistner says:

    Excellent post Christine. Well conceived…

  3. kim881 says:

    Thank you for sharing your thoughtful bee haibun. Christine! As you probably know, we have beekeepers among our contributors. I too remember the days when bees seemed to be in every flower. One of the reasons we left our garden to grow wild.

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