Wednesday, September 21, 2016

untiring honey bee spreading its goodness

                                                                                            Attribution: John Severns.
Image: Foraging for Nectar (here)

10 of 12 given words:
spreading hops pollen hottest scotched
katydids (any green long-horned grasshopper)
intervene crooked, shoplifting,
gourd (idiom: off one's gourd - out of one's mind)

untiring honey bee spreading its goodness
hops from one to the other covering itself yellow
generous pollen clinging precariously
on its bodily self discarded at the next flower
such is nature's inputs in propagating
the preponderance of greenery

the hottest day scorched by the sun's brilliance
where even katydids hide in the shade not to
intervene with the bee's freedom of movements
during the day

it is only the crooked humankind
hidden by shadows of dark nights
with wanton disregard 'shoplifting' kegs
of enriched honey from the hardworking bee

off one's gourd, it isn't fair!

MMT's Whirligig #78


  1. Honey is very healthy so must not harm the bees, Wonderful poem including the given words so cleverly interwoven in.

  2. Poor bees do all the work and humans come and swipe it, how rude indeed