3.14.2013

i'll take the Earl Grey

honey bee
draws my attention
to the bee balm cluster--
crush a leaf
between thumb & index finger
raise fingers to my lips--
bergamot essence
brings me right back to you
honey bee

De Jackson challenged the Real Toads with a botanical word list including the words bergamot and cluster.

15 comments:

  1. I love the drawing back to honey bee...sweet ~

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  2. As I read this, I am sipping my bergamot tea (Earl Grey) and wishing I could crush a few leaves between my fingers. Your poem delivers the fragrance to the reader's senses. I also love the bee balm - honey bee duo. It is a delightful touch.

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  3. Love it! It is a visual and sensory delight. You always rock the challenges!

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  4. Not one wasted word. I love it!

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  5. A slip of a moment captured. I love when poems do this!

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  6. mm. I'm going to make that cup of Earl Grey right now and think of the bees of spring and summer as I stir in the raw honey. I have strong new loose leaf from Tea Forte. I'll only miss the live participation. Thank you for this poem. (It was J-L Picard who got me started on this relaxation.)

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  7. LOVE that literal "brings me back to you," ending where you began at honey bee. Gorgeous spill of words.

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  8. Marian, I am so slow...
    only just remembered that we did the cinquain for you. And today I thought I had never seen one before. That was all of six weeks ago. That was why you commented on the Garland variety.
    This forgetfulness is really worrying me.My filing system is so wonderful that I had to come to IG and search for cinquain to find out whereabouts I had put mine on my own blog. Sigh and double sigh.

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  9. In my addled brain, the honeybee at the beginning is not the same honeybee at the end. This one is brief but well plotted. I liked the sparse sputter of botanical images. It gets the job done! Viva la

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  10. Sweet... I love seeing the bee and the dance ;D
    I'm off to make tea

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  11. the word 'bergamot' just belongs in a poem somehow...

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