Posted by: atowhee | March 9, 2021

BEE HAPPY

I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade. –Yeats “…Inisfree

What is this dark hum among the roses?
The bees have gone simple, sipping,
that’s all. What did you expect? Sophistication?
They’re small creatures and they are
filling their bodies with sweetness, how could they not
moan in happiness? The little
worker bee lives, I have read, about three weeks.
Is that long? Long enough, I suppose, to understand
that life is a blessing.   —Mary Oliver “Hum”

I saw my first bees of 2021 today. Several feeding bumblebees at Deepwood Garden.


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