Monday, January 18, 2016

Dancing in the afternoon


Taste of nectar
Overpowers fresh blooms

Swirling above blue-stripped
sky, bees
wiggle and hum
rhythm of air & clouds

Sweet song of honey
captivates
running deep their veins

With quick beats, they fly
round and round
between heat & sugary dreams

I dance with 
buzzing choir  






Posted for D'verse Poets pub - Quadrille - a poem in 44 words ~ Hosted by Bjorn Rudberg
Bees "dance" as a form of communication to other bees about a source of nectar or honey ~

Picture credit:   here

29 comments:

  1. "With quick beats, they fly
    round and round
    between heat & sugary dreams

    I dance with
    buzzing choir "
    LOVE these lines! Great take on the prompt with a wonderful 44 words.

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  2. Really an evocative scene you have set here, Grace. I can see those wiggling and humming bees so well from your words.

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  3. One thing to mention - Bjorn asked that 'dance' be used with an object. Check his examples. Feel free to delete this comment.

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    1. Ha, I am going to discontinue mentioning having an object following 'dance.' Really seems very, very few picked up on that aspect. So just delete all my words regarding this. Smiles.

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    2. No problem Mary ~ Thanks for the visit, smiles ~

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  4. Bees really wiggle their behinds; Disney did a lot of footage with them in his 50's wild life features; imaginative use of the challenge.

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  5. OK... I don't know what's the weather is like where you are, but today its -5 degrees here, so thinking about summer breeze and bees is a stretch.. (smile)

    Love the imagery...
    peace and love
    1ManView

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    1. Even colder here, but this my pen talking so its always spring ~ Thanks for the visit ~

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  6. Bees sure can move about, although when they sting one may shout.

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  7. Oh! That last line! "I dance with buzzing choir." Just beautiful, Grace.

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  8. I never thought of bees as a dance subject, thanks Grace. that's great!

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  9. Those bees really work hard, wings beating constantly, busy, busy. A sweet testament to the beauty that is a bee and love the image of a "buzzing choir."

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  10. The "sugary dreams" and "buzzing choir"are intriguing thoughts! Hope the bees continue dancing and pollinating :)

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  11. "sugary dreams"---such perfect wording for bees :-)

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  12. I think you and I are partial to flowers ;) Nice one.

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  13. I think you heliotrope like some flowers... A great dance with buzz.

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  14. Summer SonG.. now..
    Bees Dance.. SinG
    more of SpRinG
    Dance Bees..
    DanCinG
    NoWs
    Dance
    bes.. now..
    Winter cOld
    covers Bees
    SonG.. FaLL
    comes.. Bees
    dance warm
    Winter home
    of Queen
    Be
    HoneY
    safe.. World
    stays.. ah.. living green
    SonG DanCinG SinGinG
    Homecoming alive aGain now..:)

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  15. It is brutally cold here and that summer scene was a lovely dance.

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  16. Dance is perfect for a poem about bees. Not only do they communicate through dance, but the way they move from flower to flower seems a sort of dance as well.

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  17. Reading the lines of your beautiful poem made me feel like I was right there with the bees, watching them go about their business :) I love the snow right now but I do miss summer! Since it's very cold here right now, too, I loved the feeling of summer for a moment.
    Have a wonderful day, Grace!
    Love and hugs to you,
    Beate

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  18. I especially love "I dance with buzzing choir." Perfect!

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  19. Brutally cold here, but my mind and heart sees the summer bees and feels the heat...the last line signs like something Emily Dickinson would write. Wonderful.

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  20. Beautiful...a whole field of flowers, and the bees! Makes me wish for spring to arrive!

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  21. I really enjoyed this. Thank you.

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  22. Full of sensory experience...I especially like these lines...

    "Sweet song of honey
    captivates
    running deep their veins"

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  23. You've truly captured the feel of summer--a welcome picture for this very cold day.

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  24. Your poetry is the part of summer through the winter. Thank you for the warm feelings :)

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