Bee Folklore and Superstition: Telling the Bees — Under the influence! (Reblog)

There is a longstanding custom of telling the bees important events such as births, deaths and marriages that happen in the life of a beekeeper.

Bee Folklore and Superstition: Telling the Bees — Under the influence!

*** This is utterly fascinating, bees are amazing, miracles, like all of nature.

Poem ‘What Goes Around’

What Goes Around

At last I can leave
the window ajar
to sense those languid
sounds of the street

like life itself returning
from some distant place
a world woken up
by a warm gentle kiss

Promise too in the bee’s
tender tap on my window
busy on beatnik rounds –
I am wishing him luck

on a maverick wind
in the cool melodious rain

poem and image © copyright David Francis Barker 2011
*First published in Shot Glass Journal in 2011