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Lexington Poetry Month
Afternoon With the Bees
article by
K. Bruce Florence

What is it with the bee and me? 
Watchful eyes at the Magnolia tree
Take in the bloom full from trunk
To branch and on to circled crown. 

Ah, but see the bee and all the other
Drinking pals, as they bounce, bumble
and buzz through the afternoon? I yearn 
To drowse where quiet rumble of tiny insects
Enfolds me in the rhythm of this warm cocoon. 

. . .with apology to Emily Dickinson, the master, who never stretched  a rhyme.

4 responses to “Afternoon With the Bees”

  1. Edelweiss Meadows-Millstone says:

    What a delightful poem!

  2. K. Bruce Florence says:

    Thank you so much. The Magnolia and her bees are one of my favorite summer delights.
    I am so glad the poem for her was done
    well enough to catch a poet’s eye.

    Bruce Florence

  3. Rae Cobbs says:

    Spectacular! Thank you for writing, all June!

  4. Melva Sue Priddy says:

    bounce, bumble/and buzz through the afternoon
    Great line, Bruce! Thanks for this joy.

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