will you sting?
‘not very likely’
as she busily bent to her work
cataloging the latin names
of each herb and flower
will you dance?
sniffing she glanced at me
‘each movement I make is dance
and each step will be danced
for my sisters and brothers
to follow the map
of my intricate steps”
will they sing?
with a sigh
‘each breath is a song
sung to ancestral hives
and honeycombed futures
sweet and low’
will you stay?
‘yes, yes is the answer
as long as alfalfa is green
and the almond
and the wide world
opens its blossoms
welcoming us to enter”
So very touching, & Zen; Be the bee as they say, for the bumblebee is the speaker for me, and Spring the theater. A very creative use of the prompt, & one cannot read it without both sighing & smiling.
What a magical quality to this wonderful conversation. Welcome Spring!
This is the conversation I always love to have with my garden.. for that brief moment of bloom it stays..
Kathleen, what a lovely conversation! It is a breath of fresh air for a long-awaited spring!
I found this so beautiful.. a magical garden… I like the title also, ‘sat very still and asked’.. very lovely sweet poem! 🙂
oh there’s a beautiful magic in this… love how the convo develops and how she’s willing to stay as long as we welcome her… love it..
i love how spring speaks in her various forms…
This is delightful… I needed a smile, too (I am having a hard time w/ Mother’s Day this weekend, so I appreciate your sweet comment on my blog).
I like the spring awakening in the garden ~ Of course the bee will be busy dancing & singing, smiles ~ Happy Weekend Kathleen ~
thanks, Grace – I have been in my garden quite a bit these past few weeks – and the bumble bees have been dancing for me! Have a lovely weekend, K
every move i make is dance…ha…i like..and every breath being a song…i really love this persons perspective…and they speak so lyrically as well…this made me smile…
hope you are doing well kathleen…
Thanks, Brian – yes, doing well, thanks – have decided to grow younger like Merlin 🙂 I know this is a very busy time of year for you – hope all is well with you and yours – K