Colony Collapsed

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Colony Collapsed

To bee or not to bee?
That’s a question
we seem to have answered here
where there is no sting,
where our victory is
so grave and where
we buzz buzz buzz.

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Sadly my computer is on the blink (or not blink–it’s dark) so posting from iPhone. Luckily, the challenge is to write something with less than 140 characters excluding spaces–micro-poetry for a macro photograph. This is for Shanyn Silinski at dverse poets pub. Shanyn has beautiful pictures of bees which I could not get to load on my phone so I’m using one of my own pics. Check out dverse for Shanyn’s beautiful albums.

PS Poor bees.

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17 Comments on “Colony Collapsed”

  1. Brian Miller Says:

    hopefully the bees are around for a bit more.
    though dangerous…my wife is allergic…
    death where is your sting? smiles.
    nice play on that and with the use of grave…

  2. rmp Says:

    while I don’t much care for there stinger…they are a precious little creature that let’s me know spring is in the air. I like the opening line…quite perfect really.

  3. claudia Says:

    to bee or not to bee…i will remember this all summer me thinks..ha…cool… and i heard that the number of bees dwindles seriously…not good for the balance in nature..but we’ve damaged lots of things already…ugh

  4. lynndiane Says:

    Lovely photo…helps us to “bee” aware of their plight…we need the bees for pollinating crops, fruit trees…not to mention honey!

  5. lucychili Says:

    there is a wild hive near here, may they live long and prosper


  6. Poor bees indeed. Sorry about your computer problems – I hope they’re soon fixed.

  7. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) Says:

    This photo is good though, and the message serious through the word-play.

  8. MarinaSofia Says:

    Completely agree with you – I am very fond of bees, would ideally like a whole mountain plateau filled with flowers and forests for a few hives of my own. Amazing what you’ve managed to do despite the technological challenges!

  9. Truedessa Says:

    When I see a bee I smile..we need them as they maintain balance in nature and they do make some sweet honey.

  10. ayala Says:

    Nice, Karin. I hope your troubles with your computer get better.

  11. billgncs Says:

    no bee, no honey, that stings 🙂

    This was a fun poem

  12. Bodhirose Says:

    We have many in our yard…we have many flowers and they seem to completely ignore us…no stings…so far. Hate to think of a colony collapsing…


  13. The prescensce of bees is a great reminder that we will also have cherries or apples later on.. and I’d like the bee to be…

  14. shanyns Says:

    I love your words, and that is a cool shot. Bees are so important, I long for them each spring. Thanks for joining in, and doing so in the face of tech challenges! 🙂

  15. Abhra Pal Says:

    Hey Karin, absolutely enjoyed the fun effect you created in here. Smiles.


  16. This “bee” wonderful. I like all your classical allusions. Such fine short verse!


  17. lovely words and pic! Nice compromise form the phone- thank God when one tecnology fails we are held up by another, eh? 😉


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