Thursday, April 2, 2015

MY VIEW #31 - Bees

Honeybee photo from ModernFarmer.com
Buzz-Buzz
This is the song of the bee.
His legs are of yellow,
A very fine fellow
And yet a great worker is he.

On days that are sunny
He's making his honey.
On days that are cloudy
He's making his wax.
In buildings or farmland,
Over gardens with flowers,
In some old fine corner
He levies a tax.     (stings you)

Buzz-Buzz
This is the sound of the bee.
His legs are of yellow,
A very fine fellow,
And yet a great worker is he.

Dad taught us a lot about bees and not to be afraid of them. You leave them alone and they leave you alone. You can't trust wasps or hornets at all.

Letty Evans
December 2006

Mom had no idea of the worrisome die-off of bees in our continent. I thought her poem an ode to bees and very timely.