25 Nov 2011
Look And Listen?
brilliantly outshine the lights
reflected by the sparkling dew-drops
left on blossoms overnight.
Pollen-laden stamens glisten,
surrounded by the glowing gems
of velvet flowers' scented mantles
swirling crenelated hems.
Gladly, bees collect this treasure,
toiling morning until night;
but fairies, far too busy playing,
gambol to their heart’s delight.
If you listen, still and silent,
you may hear their tinkling tones,
see the showers of golden sun-motes
as fairies frolic while bees drone.
Chelsea Bednar's design, which I used for In Tandem, immediately made me think of this poem I wrote for my great niece, when she was much younger than she is now! Thanks, Chelsea!